Local artist teaches portrait painting workshop

The portrait art of Ray Freeman will be featured at Artistic Viewpoints Gallery and Studio through the end of May.

Freeman, a former police officer, is primarily a self taught artist, studying with various artists at workshops and classes throughout the country. During his time on the police force, Freeman also received training in facial sketching techniques used by forensic artists. Working primarily in oils, Freeman's favorite subjects are people with character. Recently, one of Freeman's portraits of Basket Weaver, Dat-So-La-Lee, was approved and accepted to hang in the Stewart Indian School Cultural Center because of its likeness to the Washoe icon. Freeman also enjoys painting landscapes and still-lifes in pastels, pencil and charcoal.

Freeman is a native Nevadan who has been married to his high school sweetheart Gayle for 38 years. He currently resides in Carson City and is active in the Northern Nevada art community. He is currently teaching oil and pastel classes at Artistic Viewpoints Gallery and Studio, 1368 Highway 395, Suite B in Gardnerville. Freeman will be teaching a two-day workshop Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on painting portraits from a photograph. Contact Artistic Viewpoints for more information about Ray Freeman, his show, classes, demonstration or workshop at 783-0633.


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