Born 1979 in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, Freeman currently resides in Napier, New Zealand. He is a full-time artist who is both nationally and internationally recognized for his skill as an oil painter. Freeman began painting and drawing at a very early age and throughout his schooling consistently won prizes in art and speech-making. In 2006, he was awarded first prize in the prestigious ADAM portrait awards. Following this success, he was invited by James Holloway, Director of the Scottish national portrait gallery, to paint portraits in Edinburgh, Scotland. Freeman has also completed artist residencies in Germany and the USA and has work in collections in New Zealand, Finland, Germany, Scotland, The united Arab Emirates, America and England.