From Oehme Graphics:
Deborah Freedman, a NYC painter and printmaker, collaborated with Sue Oehme to publish her third series of prints at Oehme Graphics in January 2015. Deborah's painterly sensibility translates beautifully into watercolor monotypes to create atmospheric landscape prints. This was her first winter visit to our beautiful mountain town, and the whiteness of our snow was an influence on her.
During her week at Oehme Graphics, Deborah Freedman expanded upon her two former series, Imagined Possibilities and With or Without You, to create a new body of work entitled Every Breaking Wave. She made 22 variously sized horizontal landscapes in order to reference what Deborah says her work has always been about: water.
Deborah picked right where she left off last time she visited Oehme Graphics in June. She works from a key plate, a drawing of a landscape with a horizon line, as she paints to suggest immense sky and land. Deborah will paint multiple vellums for a few hours before printing with Master Printer Sue Oehme. Sue proposes possibilities for rotation of vellums, hand printing, and plate sequence. Deborah says, "I feel Sue and I got to another level of collaboration and I got to a more confident place with the vellum, watercolors, and ghosts. Good to be friends with ghosts!" Deborah's playful approach to printmaking and good humor brought joy to the studio. We celebrated her project over dinner with local artists Diane Cionni, David Schaller, and Tibby Spear, as well as with a visit from Colorado Mountain College's art appreciation students.