Artist Bio: L’Deane Trueblood has an extended family whose members reach far beyond what most of us can imagine. In addition to being the mother of three and the grandmother of seven, this accomplished artist has sculpted and painted a veritable tribe of youngsters whose personalities and attitudes embody childhood.
“I don’t get too deep about my work,” she muses. “I’m not intellectual about it. I sculpt because I love it, and I focus on subjects that actually matter to me. If I don’t love it and have a feeling for it, I probably couldn’t do it in the first place, and I don’t think people would respond to it anyway. I want to communicate, ‘It’s a beautiful world, a nice place. Enjoy it…'”
Ms. Trueblood received her BFA with honors from the University of Oklahoma. After receiving her MFA, she worked as an illustrator and arts director for the U.S. Air Force. She spent many years in Europe where her husband was a NATO commander. Trueblood’s many interests also led to mountain climbing. She is recognized as the first woman over 40 years of age to climb Mount Elbe.