"I paint intuitively. I follow my natural sense of composition. My inspiration comes from the textures and atmospheres of decay found in nature and man-made environments.

It's mostly a process of adding and subtracting, marking and covering up. I work until the painting looks like an organic surface, the result of natural decay. My experience of painting is a lot like sitting down at the piano and improvising. It's the interplay of practiced techniques and unconditional real time expression.

I work mostly in acrylic paints and mediums, charcoal, and paper on canvas."


Matti Nicholas Freeman was born in Bremerton, Washington in 1983. His father, artist and arts educator Craig Freeman, founded the Northwest College of Art and Design in 1982, and Matti was exposed to the creative process early in life. Drawing consumed most of his free time. After dabbling in mixed media painting and outdoor sculpture installation from 2004 - 2008, Matti took a break from painting to focus on self development. He picked it back up in 2016 after moving to Kauai, Hawaii where he spent a year and half working and exhibiting at Palms Gallery before moving to Santa Fe to open Freeman Gallery with his father.

© 2019 Matti Freeman    Currently Exhibiting at Freeman Gallery, 201 Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM 87501   www.freemangallerysantafe.com

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