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Born in Palo Alto CA and now a long time resident of Maine, I paint with oils on canvas or linen.

 Coming from an artistic family background and exceptional high school art program there was no lack of encouragement to create.  I studied sculpture and design at Moore College of Art in Philadelphia and have continued my education through classes and painting groups and occasionally teach students individually.

 Returning to painting after many years of developing an interior and landscape design business, I focus my work on capturing the likeness and emotions of animals, especially the relationship between man and his canine best friend. I paint other animals as well, inspired by my deep feelings for the Maine countryside, the horses on our farm and my 7 devoted Labrador Retrievers.

 I convey the motion, shape and love for the animal with loosely applied sweeping brushstrokes or pallet knife. Using glazing mediums, wax, chalk dust and thick over painting to sculpt subjects on the canvas, I bring them to life in an unconventional form. 

Giclee prints are available by Hunter Editions of Kennebunk, ME.  Please email me for more information.

I will do commission work occasionally.

Galleries that represent my work:

Harvest Gold Gallery, Lovell, ME,

Jackson Art Gallery, Jackson NH,

Nancy Cassidy Gallery, North Conway, NH,

Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery, Sandwich NH,

Roux and Cyr Gallery, Portland, ME,                                                      

The Station Gallery, Greenville, DE,

Vermont Artisan Designs, Brattleboro, VT,   



CV/Resume | www.paintingsbygfreeborn | 207.935.2084


Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA 1970

Laney College, Oakland CA, ceramics 1972


2018  Solo Show, Roux and Cyr Gallery, Portland ME

2017 Juried show Passionate Color, Roux and Cyr Gallery, Portland ME

2017 Juried show, Yarmouth Arts Festival, Yarmouth ME

2017 solo show, Arabica Cafe through Harvest Gold, Portland, ME

2017  Group show, The Station Gallery, Greenville, DE

2017 Group Show, Dogfish Grill, Portland ME

2017 Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery, NH

2017 Vermont Artisan Designs, VT

2017 Harvest Gold Gallery, ME

2017 Nancy Cassidy Gallery, NH


2016 Solo exhibit shown through Harvest Gold Gallery at Arabica Cafe, Portland ME

2016 Group show, Damariscotta Grill, Damariscotta, ME

2016 Animal exhibit with Karen Croner, sculptor and Gay Freeborn, Guardino Gallery, Portland OR

2016 Solo exhibit at The Colony, Harpswell, ME

2015  Group show, The River, Still Point Gallery, Brunswick, ME

2016 Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery

2016 Jackson Art, Jackson, NH

2016 Nancy Cassidy Gallery, Jackson, NH


2015 Juried artist, Vermont Artisan Designs

2015  Group exhibit, Spring Is Color, Jackson Art Studio and Gallery, Jackson NH

2015  Group Exhibit, Figure and Portrait, Group 8 Gallery, Jackson NH

2015 Tamworth Library, solo show, Tamworth, NH

2015  Group exhibit and book signing, Francesca Anderson Fine Art, Lexington, MA

2015  Juried show, Rectangles, Triangles and Circles, Still Point Gallery, Brunswick, ME

2015  Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery, Sandwich, NH

2015 Mainly Maine, juried show, Damariscotta, ME

2015 Invitational show, A Taste of Tidewater, Falmouth, ME

2015 Juried artist, Yarmouth Art Festival, Yarmouth ME

2015 Book signing at Harvest Gold Gallery, ME


 2014 Juried artist, Down on the Farm, River Arts, Damariscotta, ME

2014 Warm Welcome, Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, Portsmouth, NH

2014 Juried artist, Vermont Artisan Designs Gallery, Brattleboro VT

2014 Solo show, Snowvillage Inn, Eaton, NH

2014 Group exhibit, Painterly Expressions, Eaton NH

2014 Solo Show, In the Company of Dogs, Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery, NH

2014 Gold Leaf Gallery, ME

2014 Harvest Gold Gallery, NH

2014 Juried artist, Yarmouth Art Festival, Yarmouth ME


2013 Honoring Our 4-Legged Friends, Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery, NH

2013 Guest artist, Gallery 302, ME

2013 Harvest Gold Gallery, ME

2013 Solo exhibit, Arabaca, ME

2013 Gold Leaf Gallery, NH

2013 Invitational group show, Art Celebrates Place, Upper Saco Land Trust, NH

2013 Invitational event, Boots ‘N Bling, Starting Point, NH


2012 Gallery Games, Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery, NH

2012 Our Shared Planet, Parson’s Gallery through LACS, MA

2012 Harvest Gold Gallery, ME

2012 Gold Leaf Gallery, NH


2011 Opposites Attract, Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery, NH

2011 Solo exhibit, Edge of Maine Gallery, ME

2011 Harvest Gold Gallery, ME

2011 Solo Exhibit, Fetch, ME


2010 Juried Group Show, Faces and Figures, River Arts, ME

2010 Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery, NH

2010 Stone Mountain Arts Center, Christmas Show, ME

2010 Denmark Sheep Fest, Denmark Arts Center, ME


2009 Group Show, Edge of Maine Gallery, ME



Society of Animal Artists, Colorado, juried membership

New Hampshire Art Association, juried membership


Rooney, Ashley: “The Contemporary Art of Nature, Mammals”, submitted 2013, Schiffer Publishing Ltd.,

pub: 2015



Maine Art Guide with River Arts Gallery, 2015

Still Point Quarterly, 2014



First Place for "Axis Point", Passionate Color show, Roux and Cyr Gallery, Portland ME