Arno Freitag Fine art

The Arno Freitag Collection
If you love the peacefulness in what you see in nature, then enjoy, with my compliments, this small collection of what I love to paint and how beautiful my backyard is.
Grandmothers Window
Arno has painted nearly 500 paintings. He was also commissioned to paint 9 murals for the town of Alberton as well as one for Summerside and Bedeque.
Arno was born in Germany in 1937. In 1957 he came to Canada. In 1961 while working at a hardware store in Hamilton, Ontario he took home some painting kits that were being thrown away because some of the little paint pots were missing. He taught himself how to mix colours and paint.
As a child Arno developed a keen interest in the arts. This passion earned him high marks at school.
Stepping Stones
It wasn't long before people started to commission pieces. Germany, Canada, and the United States have all given good homes to his art.
Yet it would still take thirty more years to pass before Arno got serious about his art.
Arno studied under Guy Ducornet at Brock University in St Catharines, Ontario. Under the direction of Ken Gent at Niagara College, also in St. Catharines, Arno took up watercolor. Landscapes are a favourite subject in all mediums.
A move from the province of Ontario to the province of Prince Edward Island in 1997 had Arno cooking up a storm. Another passion. He and his wife Linda operated the "Art Gallery Bed & Breakfast".
The year 1998 is special. That year Arno realized a life long dream to become a teacher. Nine more years passed when he opened his own studio. Studio 407. He still teaches a number of art classes in the community and continues to be part of the PEI art scene.
A treasure hunt once a week? One of the most famous beaches in the world for sea glass is in Prince Edward Island. It takes the right kind of tide to produce sea glass. This is the beach we walk, and sometimes we talk.
Life On The Shore
As a little girl, my wife was "Looking For The Boys". This is where she stood, looking out for the families fishing boat coming into shore. Her mums instructions were simple. "Go check and see if they are back from away. When you see them come and tell me. I'll get dinner started". And so the wood stove was lit.
Below you can 'tap' a photo and browse all the paintings individually. Prices for the paintings are just a phone call away. I hope you enjoyed this art story presentation, and feel inspired.
This home is where we woke early in the morning. It welcomed us home from school and the sea. We stoked the fire, tuned our instruments, ate the days catch, and danced and sang. We all played a different instrument, we were a family. What a great family we were. Time took its toll on the homestead, but not the love that was inside. Thank you for putting it on canvas for me Arno. Linda XO
Commissions ~ Originals ~ Prints ~ Inquires are always welcome to purchase originals in oil, acrylics or watercolours. Numbered and signed prints are also available.

Studio 407 is located 15 minutes from The Confederation Bridge

(902) 887-2683 - freitag@pei.sympatico.ca

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