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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.

 

Red Lilies by Ben Freeman

 

Falls in the Forest by Ben Freeman

 

Heading For TheFinish Line by Ben Freeman

 

Together by Ben Freeman

 

Wild Horses In Winter by Ben Freeman

 

Semi Auto Death by Ben Freeman

 

Revolver Death by Ben Freeman

 

Coy Koi by Ben Freeman

 

Under The Stairs by Ben Freeman

 

Oceanic Illustration by Ben Freeman

 

Flying Free by Ben Freeman

 

Seaside Pentagrams by Ben Freeman

 

Firey Flora by Ben Freeman

 

Serenity by Ben Freeman

 

Meditative Moment by Ben Freeman

 

Waiting To Be Dinner by Ben Freeman

 

Hot Pink Hydrangea by Ben Freeman

 

Morning Glorious by Ben Freeman

 

Place of Peace by Ben Freeman

 

Dreams of Beauty in the Middle of Hell by Ben Freeman

 

Its All In Your Head by Ben Freeman

 

I Am Become Death by Ben Freeman

 

Bread Line Revisited by Ben Freeman

 

Cheyenne Chief 2 by Ben Freeman

 

Plumb Crazy by Ben Freeman

 

Black Cat in a Green Field by Ben Freeman

 

Angleic by Ben Freeman

 

Hole in One by Ben Freeman

 

Urnside Abstract by Ben Freeman

 

Its Got All The Angles by Ben Freeman

 

View B-2 by Ben Freeman

 

Reflected Glory by Ben Freeman

 

Buddha Blue by Ben Freeman

 

Natural and Unnatural Accents by Ben Freeman

 

Stony Silence by Ben Freeman

 

Flourescent Pelicans by Ben Freeman

 

The Gods Watched in Astonishment as the Hero Battled On Against All Odds by Ben Freeman

 

Peachy Doors by Ben Freeman

 

Number 19 by Ben Freeman

 

Double the Textures by Ben Freeman

 

Piercing by Ben Freeman

 

Metallic Contrasts by Ben Freeman

 

Contrasts with Accents by Ben Freeman

 

Man and Nature Abstracted by Ben Freeman

 

Aging Contrasts by Ben Freeman

 

Mr. Wolf Goes For A Walk In His Spiffy New Suit by Ben Freeman

 

Uneasily At Ease by Ben Freeman

 

Formula Red by Ben Freeman