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Utah painter and sculptor L'Deane Trueblood has received national acclaim for her sensitive portrayals of the human face and figure. Her achievements have established a solid reputation in both painting and sculpture. She is listed in “Utah’s 100 Most Honored Artists, in Who’s Who in American Art, and was featured in Feminine Fortunes “Fifty Most Successful Women, 2003”.

Much of her commissioned work involves painting and sculpting children. In these tender portraits and statues, L’Deane has done some of her most satisfying and beautiful work. Her skill at capturing a childlike expression is unmatched. She has received many top awards for both painting and sculpture in regional and national shows. Her works may be seen in many private and corporate collections throughout the country, including several museum collections. A partial list of works for public places include Madonna and Child for Mercy Hospital in Oshkosh, WI; St. Anthony for St. Anthony Church in Rockford, IL; St. Clare for St. Clare Hospital in Weston, WI; Pioneer Classroom for Dixie State Univ; Sara Sturdevant Leavitt for Governor Leavitt’s family, Santa Clara, UT; Pioneer Monument for City of Norman, Oklahoma; Morinda Corporation in Orem, UT; Oklahoma State University; University of Alabama; Boulder City, NV; Mesquite, NV; and Veterans monuments for four cities.

Galleries representing her work include: Howell Gallery in Oklahoma City, OK; Meyer Gallery in Santa Fe; Meyers Art Gallery in Scottsdale; Shaw Gallery in Naples, Florida; Coda Gallery in Palm Desert; Cavalier Galleries in Greenwich and Nantucket; Exposures Gallery in Sedona, AZ; and Authentique Gallery in St. George.

With her husband Col. Roger Trueblood, USAF, she traveled widely, living in Washington, DC, Naples Italy, Furstenfeldbruck Germany and Ankara, Turkey before settling in St. George in 1973. She now works from her studio in the beautiful red rock country of Southern Utah. An active supporter of the arts in her community and state, she has served on several boards including two terms on the board of the Utah State Arts Council by appointment of two governors She helped establish “Art Around the Corner” for an exhibit of sculpture in downtown St. George. She and her late husband have three grown children, all artistically talented, and 9 wonderful grandchildren.