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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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178 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s p r i n g 2 0 1 7 Juniper Morning, 24 x 36 studio palette composition canvas inspiration gallery imagination Painting the Town Artist Chelsea Sebastian Finds Inspiration in Wellesley L I S A R O G E R S writer artist profile edward Hopper had Gloucester. Vincent van Gogh had Arles. What sparks Chelsea Sebastian's imagination? Wellesley. Seems unlikely? Not when you think about it. To an artist, the most ordinary scenes can be infused with meaning. Take the little street tucked away near Truly Yogurt that runs parallel to Washington Street. There's not much there: It's bordered by parking lots and an auto shop. But the scene in early morning, happened upon by Chelsea after she dropped her son at school, took her breath away. "The light on Spring Street and the Auto Lab!" she exclaimed. "Wellesley is stunning!" Chelsea's work is all about light. Like Hopper, this Wellesley artist's work features sharp contrasts, strong lines, and unexpected colors. Like Vincent van Gogh, her hand works to build texture and movement.

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