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Photograph of Artist HILARY MURRAY FREIR
HILARY MURRAY FREIR
San Francisco, California - United States



, Loon, Abstract Figurative, $3,150
, Bird, Abstract, $3,150
, Cityscape, Abstract Landscape, $6,300

Art Starting At $3,150

Artist Statement

I want my pieces to have a flow to them, a constant ebbing vibrancy within them, one that sucks the eye in and holds it there. I want the viewer to feel that spark of emotion when they look at the piece- that’s why I try to put as much of my own emotion & energy into them – transfer my feelings into the brush strokes & colour. I used to shy away from colour, believing I could create a stronger emotion in the piece through my brushwork alone. I thought colour was an unnecessary distraction within a painting, now I embrace tonality - light and shade, colour and form, all the aspects of a great painting. Limiting the palette only limited me. There is no deliberate choice in the subjects I choose to paint, they simply are aspects of my life and particular moments that struck me as special…not special in like a wedding, but in the perceived mundane, that’s what interests me. Light is often a big factor, both artificial light and natural. How the inclusion of light can affect body, how it outlines a form and emotionally exerts itself within a piece. My current home also often appears as it’s where I work and its where those that I love are. The apartment can seem like a sort of art prison, but I see it as a symbol of me and a rather a self-imposed prison…but in a good way! The rooms are frames wherein...

Original Artworks (8)

Hilary Murray Freir; handkiss, 2008, Original Photography Color, 16 x 20 inches.
Hilary Murray Freir
Original Color Photograph, 2008
16 x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
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Hilary Murray Freir; lineup, 2008, Original Photography Color, 20 x 16 inches.
Hilary Murray Freir
Original Color Photograph, 2008
20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
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Hilary Murray Freir; Brokenhouse, 2008, Original Mixed Media,   inches.
Hilary Murray Freir
Original Mixed Media, 2008
inches (0.0 x 0.0 cm)
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Hilary Murray Freir; MooCow, 2008, Original Mixed Media, 5 x 10 inches.
Hilary Murray Freir
Original Mixed Media, 2008
5 x 10 inches (12.7 x 25.4 cm)
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Hilary Murray Freir; Loon, 2007, Original Painting Oil, 24 x 24 inches.
Hilary Murray Freir
Original Oil Painting, 2007
24 x 24 inches (61.0 x 61.0 cm)
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Hilary Murray Freir; Bird, 2006, Original Painting Oil, 24 x 24 inches.
Hilary Murray Freir
Original Oil Painting, 2006
24 x 24 inches (61.0 x 61.0 cm)
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Hilary Murray Freir; cityscape, 2006, Original Painting Oil, 36 x 48 inches.
Hilary Murray Freir
Original Oil Painting, 2006
36 x 48 inches (91.4 x 121.9 cm)
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Hilary Murray Freir; Figure in a Landscape, 2006, Original Painting Oil, 30 x 30 inches.
Hilary Murray Freir
Original Oil Painting, 2006
30 x 30 inches (76.2 x 76.2 cm)
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