WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2013

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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studio palette composition canvas artist profile inspiration Drawing Inspiration from Nature B E T S Y L AW S O N writer gallery imagination wellesley artist Deborah L. Friedman has garnered international acclaim for her recent series of colored pencil drawings exploring beach stones and the interplay of light, water, and composition. One enthusiastic colleague went so far as to suggest she had found her voice and could produce works within that niche for years to come. Friedman agrees that she's fascinated with the subject matter right now – she finds it both We l l e s l e y We s t o n M a g a z i n e | f a l l 2 0 1 3 meditative and technically challenging – but can't imagine she would stop evolving as an artist. "If you'd told me six years ago that I'd be doing a series of stone drawings, I wouldn't have believed it. I was into birds," she says. Before colored pencil drawings of birds, it was graphite drawings (black and white) and further back still, lithography, the process of printing from a flat surface treated so as to repel 176 Lapis Light

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