Whimsical Landscapes - Artist Miguel Freitas
Miguel Freitas was born in Lisbon, Portugal, and moved with his family to Toronto, Canada when he was a teenager. Starting with a Graphic Arts degree he entered into the creative world, first working as a photographer and then as an illustrator for Ad agencies. His artistic diversity has proven to be a great asset to his creative career, and his successes eventually lead him to positions working as Art Director for companies both in Canada and Europe.
He currently paints from his home studio in the Toronto Beaches area and exhibits internationally in solo and group exhibitions. His unique creations are collected worldwide and represented by prominent galleries throughout North America.
The vibrancy in his controlled use of colour is what often strikes his audience first. There are a strong presence and symbolic content to his work, leaving you emotionally charged. These scenes convincingly depict the naive impressions and memories left in your mind years after visiting a place. You will lose yourself in the warmth and comfort of a familiar place.
An embellished giclee has some added texture and paint accents on top of the otherwise flat canvas. This is done by me individually on each canvas, making each print unique and a little more like an original.
Embellished giclee is also signed and numbered on the front in the paint. The images below show a large print on canvas with embellishment, the added paint and texture can be visible next to the flat pattern of the canvas.
My style....what is it exactly? Surrealism, Expressionism, Impressionism...some 'ism' I guess. Let's call it Miguelism.