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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artist profile "her own journey as an artist will continue" left: Spirit Stones; right: The Secret Life of Leaves artists Scott Prior and the late Frances Cohen Gillespie (wife of the artist The publicity surrounding the award captured the attention of the Gregory Gillespie) as mentors important in her own career. "They have British pencil company Derwert who liked her very first foray into continued to influence my work in one way or another to this day." drawing stones and commissioned a work. She was delighted, and a bit surprised, when her images later became the cover art on the tin box The Colored Pencil Society of America in which the artist pencils are sold. The Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA) is a nonprofit founded Friedman will continue with her study of the beach stones – in fact in 1990 that is dedicated exclusively to artists working with colored has piles of them in her studio – but is also looking forward to using pencil. It has some 1,600 members worldwide and more than 25 dis- oils again. She imagines undertaking large canvases, a recent luxury in trict chapters in the United States. Friedman is currently vice president terms of the huge time commitment required. This fall, her younger of the New England chapter. When the chapter visited the Davis son enters his senior year at Wellesley High School and not long there- Museum on the Wellesley College campus last year, Friedman invited after, like his brother before him, will leave the nest. members back to her house for a potluck and tour of her studio. Friedman said her own journey as an artist will continue to take shape. She imagines the future holds an ongoing relationship with a Friedman says. But CPSA members tend to be very open about shar- commercial gallery, one that both supports her vision as an artist and ing techniques and new challenges they are exploring as artists, both in 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 "Some artists hold their skills and expertise close to the vest," lightens the administrative load of scheduling shows and selling her person and through the CPSA magazine and website. Friedman's work. "I look forward to being able to spend even more of my time Spirit Stones won the CPSA-sponsored "Great Explorations Award for creating artwork." Exceptional Achievement," an online exhibition that will be displayed through January 31, 2014 at www.cpsa.org/view-explore-this-9. 182 To view the artist's work, visit www.dlfriedman.com.

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