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Ben Freeman

BenFreemanFineArt

Vallejo, CA

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I have been drawing things since I was a kid, and got into photography way before there were digital cameras, but didn't get serious about my art until around 1978. I studied on my own for a bit, then got a bachelor's degree in art from Sacramento State University in Sacramento CA in 1982. I have worked in many different mediums along the way mainly because one would not satisfy all of my artistic ideas. I have worked in glass engraving, jade carving, sculpture, photography, textiles, cloisonne, ceramics, and watercolors. I also have worked as an artist in the sign industry for about 15 years, and you can occasionally see that aspect in a few of my images which have a more commercial feel. I am now working with digital photography and digital artworks derived from the photography. I tend to look for the images in life that might get missed by most folks as they zoom by in the rush of life, and for the patterns and "inner artworks" that I find when looking closely at some subjects.

In my digital artworks I have a style that I call digital watercolors, which resembles the style of watercolor work I used to do when I actually painted them by hand. I was always a bit more illustratorish than the traditional watercolor style. What I like about this style is that viewed up close it becomes more obviously watercolorish, but when viewed from a few steps back it starts to take on more photographic qualities. Most of these tends towards a sort of impressionistic style, with some being more abstract in nature. The advent of photo manipulation programs such as Adobe Illustrator and GIMP have made it possible for me to get the images in my head to come out the same in the finished product. The color saturation is much more of what I want than anything I used to be able to create with actual paints and such.

My digital photography, and the film photography that I used to do are usually of an abstract nature as I tend to zoom in on subjects to find the interesting patterns and "inner artworks" as mentioned in the digital artworks section above. I also look for interesting contrasts and textures. I like interesting architecture and have many abstract architectural images in my galleries.

I can't restrain myself to one single style of artwork. There is too much out there of interest that sparks my imagination so I don't want to limit myself and miss what could be a great image.

 

Break OnThrough To The Other Side by Ben Freeman

 

She Never Dreamed That Nature Could Be So Overwhelming by Ben Freeman

 

The Brightly Colored Door Illustrated by Ben Freeman

 

Got That Whole Mornin' Sunlight Thing Goin' On by Ben Freeman

 

Bird of Paradise Flower by Ben Freeman

 

Mystical Mare Island Mandala by Ben Freeman

 

Meditating in the Garden of Forgotten Gods and Goddesses by Ben Freeman

 

In a Secret Place in the Garden of Forgotten Gods and Goddesses by Ben Freeman

 

In the Garden of Forgotten Gods and Goddesses 3 by Ben Freeman

 

Sometimes Love by Ben Freeman

 

Rock and Roll by Ben Freeman

 

At The Eastern Gods Pool Party by Ben Freeman

 

In the Garden of Forgotten Gods and Goddesses by Ben Freeman

 

In the Garden of Forgotten Gods and Goddesses 2 by Ben Freeman

 

Nautical Knicknacks by Ben Freeman

 

Glorious Gladiola by Ben Freeman

 

Mare Island Abstract by Ben Freeman

 

Dense Daffodils by Ben Freeman

 

Poppies and Lavender by Ben Freeman

 

Nasturtiums Illustrated by Ben Freeman

 

Cheyenne Chief on Horseback by Ben Freeman

 

Lilies Illustrated by Ben Freeman

 

Architectural Abstract 5 by Ben Freeman

 

EarthDeath Warning by Ben Freeman

 

Rosy Bunch by Ben Freeman

 

Golden Rose by Ben Freeman

 

Architectural Abstract Number 4 by Ben Freeman

 

Sometimes the Doors of Perception Need a Little Upkeep by Ben Freeman

 

A Quiet Place by Ben Freeman

 

Mountain Falls by Ben Freeman

 

Architectural Study Mare Island Vallejo CA by Ben Freeman

 

Architectural Abstract Oakland CA by Ben Freeman

 

Architectural Design Mare Island Shipyard Vallejo CA by Ben Freeman

 

Queens Bath Falls Palenque Mexico by Ben Freeman

 

Kitsune Spirit by Ben Freeman

 

Hull Plate Abstract by Ben Freeman

 

The Back Window of the Back Door by Ben Freeman

 

Coastal Layers by Ben Freeman

 

Jellys for the Belly by Ben Freeman

 

Small Falls by Ben Freeman

 

Tulips On Parade by Ben Freeman

 

Forest Pond by Ben Freeman

 

Flower Falls by Ben Freeman

 

Poppy Love by Ben Freeman

 

Lavender Waterlily by Ben Freeman

 

Foggy Hillscape by Ben Freeman

 

Corn Rows by Ben Freeman

 

Jungle Falls by Ben Freeman