Russell Freeland (ROCDUV) is a self taught artist who has spent the last decades involved in designing and implementing works and events for a great many entities, both corporate and nonprofit. Believing in the power of art to engage and transform society, he has often developed projects that invite large numbers of diverse participants to contribute to the collective beauty and relate messages of hope. In his more private projects he often presents a social riddle to be unraveled by the work’s progression. In either case, Freeland believes that there is always more to art than to be simply looked at or bought and sold.

SXSW Wellness Expo 2022 ‘Mental Health Brings Wholeness to Wellness’

Notable corporate partners: The Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots, Sargento Food Co.,
Boston Logan International Airport, Clean Harbors Inc, Cabot Co, Sun Life Financial,
Bank of America, Mount Sinai Hospital-Miami, Turnberry Associates-Washington D.C. (And many more)

Boston Red Sox ‘Actual Foul Line’ Fenway Park, Boston Mass.

Majic 102.7 and Deauville Beach Resort’s anniversary remembrance of the death of John Lennon, Miami Florida.

Turnberry Towers Project, Washington D.C. (Arlington VA) W/ Sidewalk Sam and Chris Montecalvo (not pictured)

Nonprofits: Boston Children’s Hospital, Boys and Girls Club of Boston, The MSPCA,
VSA (Washington D.C), Boston VA Hospital.
The Boston Museum of Fine Arts, The Boston Aquarium, Franklin Park Zoo,
Big Brothers/Big Sisters and the Jimmy Fund.

Hand painted ads for the animals featured at The New England Aquarium and The Franklin Park Zoo in Boston.

Sponsored by the Mayor’s office, a series of sidewalk copies of paintings owned by the Museum of Fine Arts. In this case a portrait of Paul Revere originally painted by J.S. Copley

Massive mural engaging thousands of participants for the MSPCA on Boston City Hall Plaza

Schools: Boston College, Harvard, Boston University, Brandeis, Ball State,
MIT,  Phillips Andover Academy/Exeter Academy (High Schools) and
several Boston area elementary schools.

‘Silhouette Dance Project’ with the kids of Mission Hill Elementary School, Jamaica Plain Mass. 

Doves of Peace, With students for MLK day Ball State, Muncie Indiana.

Interactive ‘Technicolor Mask’ at Boston College Graduation Celebrations

Other events:

Altwheels Transportation and Energy Festival (featured on PBS’s Nova)

Chalk One Up For The Arts

Cheers for Children

Paint for Peace

Painting for the City of Boston for Evacuation Day on Telegraph Hill, South Boston

Peace Doves for ‘Stop Violence-Create Peace’ campaign with the residents of Roxbury Mass. 

Annual tempera holiday ad for ‘Cheers for Children’, an event sponsored by the popular ‘Bull-n-Finch Pub’ (The inspiration for the TV show Cheers)

‘Light with Love’ Mural for Mental Health Awareness Week 2021. Located in ‘The Yard’, St Elmo neighborhood South Austin

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Interactive Mural ‘Our Many Paths Home’ created for Foundation Communities’ Laurel Creek Family Residences.

For more examples of my work and to see what I am presently working on, please visit my instagram page at www.instagram.com/rocduv1
I can be reached by phone at 512-942-7771 and my email is rocduv@rocduv.com

One of several portable murals created with local partnering businesses and Organizations for Mental Health Awareness Month 2021.