Found Around Town

     I am constantly thinking about new  approaches to painting. I grew up with artists in my family and so this was not an unfamiliar pastime.


     At this point, I have a truck with a rooftop deck that I built to accommodate me and my painting supplies. This way (with a tip of the hat to Ansel Adams) I can see from an elevated perspective and stay out of the way of folks and traffic. 


    Recently, I've been interested in the architecture found in a place. When I paint a picture of a building or a house I can try to understand it as if it is a person, a metaphor for a self. I will identify with a building or some shapes on a street and take notes the way painters always have, with color and shape, texture and motion. And in this way it can feel like I am a portrait painter, but I am not, usually.


     These paintings are smaller because they were done on the spot, or on the truck looking at the spot. Sometimes with earmuffs and gloves, sometimes sweating in the harsh sunlight, I stand and see and produce notes of interest. My hope is that they add up and stay with you awhile. It's a dialog, then. The paintings and the approach to painting. The artist, building a self, like a building, standing and becoming what it has become over time.

                                                                                                                                                                                   ~Clay Fried 

     Born in NYC. Attended CW Post, Hofstra University, Yale at Norfolk Art and Music Summer Program. BFA from Purchase College in New York. MSED College of Saint Rose, MFA Vermont College. Experienced the art studios of Joan Mitchell, Elaine and Willem de Kooning as an assistant. 

Photo: Derek Brumleve

Found about town.

I am constantly thinking about new  approaches to painting. I grew up with artists in my family and so this was not an unfamiliar pastime.


At this point, I

Found about town.

I am constantly thinking about new  approaches to painting. I grew up with artists in my family and so this was not an unfamiliar pastime.


At this point, I have a truck with a rooftop deck that I built to accommodate me and my painting supplies. This way (with a tip of the hat to Ansel Adams) I can see from an elevated perspective and stay out of the way of pedestrian traffic. 


Recently, I've been interested in the architecture found in a place. When I paint a picture of a building or a house I can try to understand it as

Found about town.

I am constantly thinking about new  approaches to painting. I grew up with artists in my family and so this was not an unfamiliar pastime.


At this point, I have a truck with a rooftop deck that I built to accommodate me and my painting supplies. This way (with a tip of the hat to Ansel Adams) I can see from an elevated perspective and stay out of the way of pedestrian traffic. 


Recently, I've been interested in the architecture found in a place. When I paint a picture of a building or a house I can try to understand it as if it is a person, a metaphor for a self. I will identify with a building or some shapes on a street and take notes the way painters always have, with color and shape, texture and motion. And in this way it can feel like I am a portrait painter, but I am not. 


The paintings in this show are smaller because they were done on the spot, or on the truck looking at the spot. Sometimes with earmuffs and gloves, sometimes sweating in the harsh sunlight, I stand and take notice and produce notes of interest. My hope is that they add up and stay with you awhile. It's a dialog, then. The paintings and the approach to painting. The artist, building a self, like a building, or a house, standing and becoming what it has become over time.

~Clay Fried 

Born in NYC. Attended CW Post, Hofstra University, Yale at Norfolk Art and Music Summer Program, MSED College of Saint Rose, MFA Vermont College. BFA from Purchase College in New York. Experienced the art studios of Joan Mitchell, Elaine and Willem de Kooning as an assistant.

it is a person, a metaphor for a self. I will identify with a building or some shapes on a street and take notes the way painters always have, with color and shape, texture and motion. And in this way it can feel like I am a portrait painter, but I am not. 


The paintings in this show are smaller because they were done on the spot, or on the truck looking at the spot. Sometimes with earmuffs and gloves, sometimes sweating in the harsh sunlight, I stand and take notice and produce notes of interest. My hope is that they add up and stay with you awhile. It's a dialog, then. The paintings and the approach to painting. The artist, building a self, like a building, or a house, standing and becoming what it has become over time.

~Clay Fried 

Born in NYC. Attended CW Post, Hofstra University, Yale at Norfolk Art and Music Summer Program, MSED College of Saint Rose, MFA Vermont College. BFA from Purchase College in New York. Experienced the art studios of Joan Mitchell, Elaine and Willem de Kooning as an assistant.

a truck with a rooftop deck that I built to accommodate me and my painting supplies. This way (with a tip of the hat to Ansel Adams) I can see from an elevated perspective and stay out of the way of pedestrian traffic. 


Recently, I've been interested in the architecture found in a place. When I paint a picture of a building or a house I can try to understand it as if it is a person, a metaphor for a self. I will identify with a building or some shapes on a street and take notes the way painters always have, with color and shape, texture and motion. And in this way it can feel like I am a portrait painter, but I am not. 


The paintings in this show are smaller because they were done on the spot, or on the truck looking at the spot. Sometimes with earmuffs and gloves, sometimes sweating in the harsh sunlight, I stand and take notice and produce notes of interest. My hope is that they add up and stay with you awhile. It's a

Found about town.

I am constantly thinking about new  approaches to painting. I grew up with artists in my family and so this was not an unfamiliar pastime.


At this point, I have a truck with a rooftop deck that I built to accommodate me and my painting supplies. This way (with a tip of the hat to Ansel Adams) I can see from an elevated perspective and stay out of the way of pedestrian traffic. 


Recently, I've been interested in the architecture found in a place. When I paint a picture of a building or a house I can try to understand it as if it is a person, a metaphor for a self. I will identify with a building or some shapes on a street and take notes the way painters always have, with color and shape, texture and motion. And in this way it can feel like I am a portrait painter, but I am not. 


The paintings in this show are smaller because they were done on the spot, or on the truck looking at the spot. Sometimes with earmuffs and gloves, sometimes sweating in the harsh sunlight, I stand and take notice and produce notes of interest. My hope is that they add up and stay with you awhile. It's a dialog, then. The paintings and the approach to painting. The artist, building a self, like a building, or a house, standing and becoming what it has become over time.

~Clay Fried 

Born in NYC. Attended CW Post, Hofstra University, Yale at Norfolk Art and Music Summer Program, MSED College of Saint Rose, MFA Vermont College. BFA from Purchase College in New York. Experienced the art studios of Joan Mitchell, Elaine and Willem de Kooning as an assistant.

, then. The paintings and the approach to painting. The artist, building a self, like a building, or a house, standing and becoming what it has become over time.

~Clay Fried 

Born in NYC. Attended CW Post, Hofstra University, Yale at Norfolk Art and Music Summer Program, MSED College of Saint Rose, MFA Vermont College. BFA from Purchase College in New York. Experienced the art studios of Joan Mitchell, Elaine and Willem de Kooning as an assistant.

Found about town.

I am

Found about town.

I am constantly thinking about new  approaches to painting. I grew up with artists in my family and so this was not an unfamiliar pastime.

Found about town.

I am constantly thinking about new  approaches to painting. I grew up with artists in my family and so this was not an unfamiliar pastime.


At this point, I have a truck with a rooftop deck that I built to accommodate me and my painting supplies. This way (with a tip of the hat to Ansel Adams) I can see from an elevated perspective and stay out of the way of pedestrian traffic. 


Recently, I've been interested in the architecture found in a place. When I paint a picture of a building or a house I can try to understand it as if it is a person, a metaphor for a self. I will identify with a building or some shapes on a street and take notes the way painters always have, with color and shape, texture and motion. And in this way it can feel like I am a portrait painter, but I am not. 


The paintings in this show are smaller because they were done on the spot, or on the truck looking at the spot. Sometimes with earmuffs and gloves, sometimes sweating in the harsh sunlight, I stand and take notice and produce notes of interest. My hope is that they add up and stay with you awhile. It's a dialog, then. The paintings and the approach to painting. The artist, building a self, like a building, or a house, standing and becoming what it has become over time.

~Clay Fried 

Born in NYC. Attended CW Post, Hofstra University, Yale at Norfolk Art and Music Summer Program, MSED College of Saint Rose, MFA Vermont College. BFA from Purchase College in New York. Experienced the art studios of Joan Mitchell, Elaine and Willem de Kooning as an assistant.


At this point, I have a truck with a rooftop deck that I built to accommodate me and my painting supplies. This way (with a tip of the hat to Ansel Adams) I can see from an elevated perspective and stay out of the way of pedestrian traffic. 


Recently, I've been interested in the architecture found in a place. When I paint a picture of a building or a house I can try to understand it as if it is a person, a metaphor for a self. I will identify with a building or some shapes on a street and take notes the way painters always have, with color and shape, texture and motion. And in this way it can feel like I am a portrait painter, but I am not. 


The paintings in this show are smaller because they were done on the spot, or on the truck looking at the spot. Sometimes with earmuffs and gloves, sometimes sweating in the harsh sunlight, I stand and take notice and produce notes of interest. My hope is that they add up and stay with you awhile. It's a dialog, then. The paintings and the approach to painting. The artist, building a self, like a building, or a house, standing and becoming what it has become over time.

~Clay Fried 

Born in NYC. Attended CW Post, Hofstra University, Yale at Norfolk Art and Music Summer Program, MSED College of Saint Rose, MFA Vermont College. BFA from Purchase College in New York. Experienced the art studios of Joan Mitchell, Elaine and Willem de Kooning as an assistant.

thinking about new  approaches to painting. I grew up with artists in my family and so this was not an unfamiliar pastime.


At this point, I

Found about town.

I am constantly thinking about new  approaches to painting. I grew up with artists in my family and so this was not an unfamiliar pastime.


At this point, I have a truck with a rooftop deck that I built to accommodate me and my painting supplies. This way (with a tip of the hat to Ansel Adams) I can see from an elevated perspective and stay out of the way of pedestrian traffic. 


Recently, I've been interested in the architecture found in a place. When I paint a picture of a building or a house I can try to understand it as

Found about town.

I am constantly thinking about new  approaches to painting. I grew up with artists in my family and so this was not an unfamiliar pastime.


At this point, I have a truck with a rooftop deck that I built to accommodate me and my painting supplies. This way (with a tip of the hat to Ansel Adams) I can see from an elevated perspective and stay out of the way of pedestrian traffic. 


Recently, I've been interested in the architecture found in a place. When I paint a picture of a building or a house I can try to understand it as if it is a person, a metaphor for a self. I will identify with a building or some shapes on a street and take notes the way painters always have, with color and shape, texture and motion. And in this way it can feel like I am a portrait painter, but I am not. 


The paintings in this show are smaller because they were done on the spot, or on the truck looking at the spot. Sometimes with earmuffs and gloves, sometimes sweating in the harsh sunlight, I stand and take notice and produce notes of interest. My hope is that they add up and stay with you awhile. It's a dialog, then. The paintings and the approach to painting. The artist, building a self, like a building, or a house, standing and becoming what it has become over time.

~Clay Fried 

Born in NYC. Attended CW Post, Hofstra University, Yale at Norfolk Art and Music Summer Program, MSED College of Saint Rose, MFA Vermont College. BFA from Purchase College in New York. Experienced the art studios of Joan Mitchell, Elaine and Willem de Kooning as an assistant.

it is a person, a metaphor for a self. I will identify with a building or some shapes on a street and take notes the way painters always have, with color and shape, texture and motion. And in this way it can feel like I am a portrait painter, but I am not. 


The paintings in this show are smaller because they were done on the spot, or on the truck looking at the spot. Sometimes with earmuffs and gloves, sometimes sweating in the harsh sunlight, I stand and take notice and produce notes of interest. My hope is that they add up and stay with you awhile. It's a dialog, then. The paintings and the approach to painting. The artist, building a self, like a building, or a house, standing and becoming what it has become over time.

~Clay Fried 

Born in NYC. Attended CW Post, Hofstra University, Yale at Norfolk Art and Music Summer Program, MSED College of Saint Rose, MFA Vermont College. BFA from Purchase College in New York. Experienced the art studios of Joan Mitchell, Elaine and Willem de Kooning as an assistant.

a truck with a rooftop deck that I built to accommodate me and my painting supplies. This way (with a tip of the hat to Ansel Adams) I can see from an elevated perspective and stay out of the way of pedestrian traffic. 


Recently, I've been interested in the architecture found in a place. When I paint a picture of a building or a house I can try to understand it as if it is a person, a metaphor for a self. I will identify with a building or some shapes on a street and take notes the way painters always have, with color and shape, texture and motion. And in this way it can feel like I am a portrait painter, but I am not. 


The paintings in this show are smaller because they were done on the spot, or on the truck looking at the spot. Sometimes with earmuffs and gloves, sometimes sweating in the harsh sunlight, I stand and take notice and produce notes of interest. My hope is that they add up and stay with you awhile. It's a

Found about town.

I am constantly thinking about new  approaches to painting. I grew up with artists in my family and so this was not an unfamiliar pastime.

Found about town.

I am constantly thinking about new  approaches to painting. I grew up with artists in my family and so this was not an unfamiliar pastime.


At this point, I have a truck with a rooftop deck that I built to accommodate me and my painting supplies. This way (with a tip of the hat to Ansel Adams) I can see from an elevated perspective and stay out of the way of pedestrian traffic. 


Recently, I've been interested in the architecture found in a place. When I paint a picture of a building or a house I can try to understand it as if it is a person, a metaphor for a self. I will identify with a building or some shapes on a street and take notes the way painters always have, with color and shape, texture and motion. And in this way it can feel like I am a portrait painter, but I am not. 


The paintings in this show are smaller because they were done on the spot, or on the truck looking at the spot. Sometimes with earmuffs and gloves, sometimes sweating in the harsh sunlight, I stand and take notice and produce notes of interest. My hope is that they add up and stay with you awhile. It's a dialog, then. The paintings and the approach to painting. The artist, building a self, like a building, or a house, standing and becoming what it has become over time.

~Clay Fried 

Born in NYC. Attended CW Post, Hofstra University, Yale at Norfolk Art and Music Summer Program, MSED College of Saint Rose, MFA Vermont College. BFA from Purchase College in New York. Experienced the art studios of Joan

Found about town.

I am constantly thinking about new  approaches to painting. I grew up with artists in my family and so this was not an unfamiliar pastime.


At this point, I have a truck with a rooftop deck that I built to accommodate me and my painting supplies. This way (with a tip of the hat to Ansel Adams) I can see from an elevated perspective and stay out of the way of pedestrian traffic. 


Recently, I've been interested in the architecture found in a place. When I paint a picture of a building or a house I can try to understand it as if it is a person, a metaphor for a self. I will identify with a building or some shapes on a street and take notes the way painters always have, with color and shape, texture and motion. And in this way it can feel like I am a portrait painter, but I am not. 


The paintings in this show are smaller because they were done on the spot, or on the truck looking at the spot. Sometimes with earmuffs and gloves, sometimes sweating in the harsh sunlight, I stand and take notice and produce notes of interest. My hope is that they add up and stay with you awhile. It's a dialog, then. The paintings and the approach to painting. The artist, building a self, like a building, or a house, standing and becoming what it has become over time.

~Clay Fried 

Born in NYC. Attended CW Post, Hofstra University, Yale at Norfolk Art and Music Summer Program, MSED College of Saint Rose, MFA Vermont College. BFA from Purchase College in New York. Experienced the art studios of Joan Mitchell, Elaine and Willem de Kooning as an assistant.

, Elaine and Willem de Kooning as an assistant.

At this point, I have a truck with a rooftop deck that I built to accommodate me and my painting supplies. This way (with a tip of the hat to Ansel Adams) I can see from an elevated perspective and stay out of the way of pedestrian traffic. 


Recently, I've been interested in the architecture found in a place. When I paint a picture of a building or a house I can try to understand it as if it is a person, a metaphor for a self. I will identify with a building or some shapes on a street and take notes the way painters always have, with color and shape, texture and motion. And in this way it can feel like I am a portrait painter, but I am not. 


The paintings in this show are smaller because they were done on the spot, or on the truck looking at the spot. Sometimes with earmuffs and gloves, sometimes sweating in the harsh sunlight, I stand and take notice and produce notes of interest. My hope is that they add up and stay with you awhile. It's a dialog, then. The paintings and the approach to painting. The artist, building a self, like a building, or a house, standing and becoming what it has become over time.

~Clay Fried 

Born in NYC. Attended CW Post, Hofstra University, Yale at Norfolk Art and Music Summer Program, MSED College of Saint Rose, MFA Vermont College. BFA from Purchase College in New York. Experienced the art studios of Joan Mitchell, Elaine and Willem de Kooning as an assistant.

, then. The paintings and the approach to painting. The artist, building a self, like a building, or a house, standing and becoming what it has become over time.

~Clay Fried 

Born in NYC. Attended CW Post, Hofstra University, Yale at Norfolk Art and Music Summer Program, MSED College of Saint Rose, MFA Vermont College. BFA from Purchase College in New York. Experienced the art studios of Joan Mitchell, Elaine and Willem de Kooning as an assistant.

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