Ben Freeman - Fine Artist

Ben Freeman

Vallejo, CA - United States

 
 
 

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Ben Freeman

Vallejo, CA - United States

Ben Freeman - Fine Artist

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About Ben Freeman

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.

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Bricks to Boards Circles to Squares by Ben Freeman

 

Up and Over by Ben Freeman

 

Red Louvres by Ben Freeman

 

Life and Death by Ben Freeman

 

Ivy On Stone by Ben Freeman

 

Vintage Tilework by Ben Freeman

 

Towering Totems by Ben Freeman

 

Dawn Delight by Ben Freeman

 

Cheyenne Chief Revisited by Ben Freeman

 

Papa Mama and Baby Door by Ben Freeman

 

Mare Island Textures by Ben Freeman

 

Window 88 by Ben Freeman

 

Industrial Abstract by Ben Freeman

 

Mare Island Manhole Mandala by Ben Freeman

 

Found Abstract by Ben Freeman

 

Astral Cat by Ben Freeman

 

Blue Ovoids by Ben Freeman

 

Crossroads by Ben Freeman

 

Rough Water by Ben Freeman

 

Window with Stories To Tell by Ben Freeman

 

Network by Ben Freeman

 

Nautical Textures by Ben Freeman

 

Tile with Rose Petals by Ben Freeman

 

Totally Tubular by Ben Freeman

 

Driveway Abstract 2 by Ben Freeman

 

Poppies and French Lavender by Ben Freeman

 

Tiled Tableau by Ben Freeman

 

Ancient Mariner by Ben Freeman

 

Floral Impact by Ben Freeman

 

Floral Impact by Ben Freeman

 

Musical Memories by Ben Freeman

 

High Contrast Plantlife by Ben Freeman

 

Natural Textures by Ben Freeman

 

Unusual Garden Group by Ben Freeman

 

Berries on the Rock by Ben Freeman

 

Natural Mesmerization by Ben Freeman

 

Crowd of Cranes by Ben Freeman

 

Spectacular Natural Contrast by Ben Freeman

 

Northern California Coast in the Summer by Ben Freeman

 

Early Morning On Main Street by Ben Freeman

 

Fenciful Flowers by Ben Freeman

 

Circle Encircled by Ben Freeman

 

Tropical Splendor by Ben Freeman

 

Roses Basking in the Early Morning Light by Ben Freeman

 

Ivy in the Early Morning Light by Ben Freeman

 

She Wandered Through The Garden Of My Mind by Ben Freeman

 

Concrete Abstraction by Ben Freeman

 

The Heart Though Often Left In Disrepair Can Still Offer A Hopeful Visage by Ben Freeman

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