Upon Hanging Paintings: A Tardy Eulogy for Alan L Freeman, Artist (2016)

Wednesday, August 11, 2021 - 10:37

California Beach by Alan Freeman

In the beginning, Alan Freeman’s work was controlled, with black and white line drawings, or etchings. His subjects were precise to life or his mind’s eye. One of the etchings I own carefully details a dilapidated Victorian sofa in front of a window with the tail of a surfboard beside it. He and many of his surfer friends slept there. Couchsurfing back in the day when the waves were more important than lodging. Alan drew beach seascapes on flat surf days, rolling…