Inspired by travel but composed from imagination, these scenes appear familiar as if they are real places along the Mediterranean although stylized with a whimsical movement and a touch of surreal. Influenced by an impressionistic colour palette, Freitas aims to capture the warmth of the afternoon sun, the fleeting light and its playful shadows. Brushstrokes are exaggerated in thick impasto paint that resembles architectural details seen in the crumbling walls of an old town, a tranquil place full of history and character. The purpose of each painting is to transport the viewer and to ignite their imagination.
Big cities or small quaint towns, the "Cityscapes" series of paintings capture the essence of a familiar place while offering a new perspective. Bold colours and dynamic lines add a certain movement and energy into the piece calling on viewers to step into the painting and explore it in a unique way.
This ongoing series of paintings depicts abandoned old boats in various aging conditions. The use of a limited colour pallet and exaggerated thick impasto paint creates a multi-layered surface that conveys wear and age and captures the individual complexity and beauty of each boat.