Check out this painter, Charles (Chuck) Freitag! He’s my favorite tractor artist, and for good reason!
I met up with Chuck earlier this summer. We’ve been working together for a while now (Chuck is the artist behind the Oliver fabric that my mom and I produced), and it’s always fun to see him in person!
There are three things that make me a huge fan of Chuck’s work:
1. His attention to detail. Chuck really loves tractors, and it’s apparent in his art. He works hard to get all the little details right. His paintings aren’t just of generic tractors in a field – they are specific tractors, accurate down to the smallest details.
2. His focus on happy farm memories. Chuck’s artwork is full of family scenes. Chuck grew up on a family farm in Iowa. He has a firsthand understanding of farm life, and his artwork reflects people working hard and having fun alongside their families (and favorite tractors). I love it!
3. He’s a really fun guy to be around! I’ve enjoyed getting to know Chuck over the years. He’s been painting for 25 years and certainly knows his stuff, but he’s very approachable and fun to be around. Chuck still lives in Iowa. He’s married and is the father of 6 children.
If you’d like to see more of Charles Frietag’s work (or purchase a print for yourself), check out his website!