Freese

Blog featuring artwork of Wes Freese

About Freese

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I’m an artist residing in Seattle, Washington.  I grew up in a seaside fishing community in the town of Scarborough, Maine, and studied fine arts at the University of Southern Maine, earning a BFA with a concentration in painting.  This blog is an ever-evolving forum about art that’s intended to complement my own painting practice.  Art blogging is an increasingly important cultural venue that is, however incrementally, democratizing the art world.  Freese is a humble contributor to that movement, featuring my artwork and occasionally identifying art I particularly like.

January, 2012.   Seattle, Washington

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Written by Wes Freese

March 2, 2008 at 12:29 am

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  1. Hello, Enlightening site, especially liked the article about painting being dead….When I had taken my BFA degree….i was one of the few who spent hours and hours …ALONE…in my studio painting….and when it came time to graduate…the graduate show….it was my paintings that garnered all of the local media attention and press…to the great distaste of my fellow classmates.
    Fact is I never asked for the attention, I was not a media hound, I did not do events, or spectacle art or acts, I did not have someone pour cans of paint on me while standing in a box in the city square, and I was not the one to do civic projections on walls.

    I just spent hours and hours alone in my studio, occasionaly others would mill about, but usually several hundreds of hours…I was the only one who often slept overnight in my studio in a recliner i had brought in…and I never wore designer jeans or fancy shirts (sometimes i wondered if I had wandered into the fashion program), and i never drove a fancy car…I just walked.

    By the way, I was the only one who sold every painting, and I was the only one who obtained a gallery representation.

    I still spent hours and hours alone in my studio.

    Mind you I do get out to play from time to time , oh and to shower and shave. …I really do keep myself together.

    And I continue to paint.

    I think I am addicted to the smell of linseed oil?

    Thanks.
    Love the site

    James

    James

    April 11, 2009 at 1:52 am

  2. Thank you, James. Your undergrad experiences sound a lot like mine. Best of luck to you. Wes

    Wesley Freese

    April 11, 2009 at 4:23 am

  3. Wes,
    If you send me a mailing address, I will send something along for you. Schefman

    Robert Schefman

    June 17, 2009 at 10:27 am

  4. hey, happened across your blog while googling jenny saville, on whom i am a bit fixed right now. (along with patti) im just now trying to unearth the realm of contemporary artists. the list of artists you have posted is definitely useful. kudos!

    dawnicole

    January 18, 2010 at 3:10 am


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