"To me, a face reveals the history of a soul, the spirit within."
L'Deane Trueblood remains as one of the most sought-after sculptors for commissioned artwork. Her selectivity as to which commissioned art invitations she accepts allows her to continue living her inspiration through the creation of new, limited-edition bronzes for collectors throughout the world.
A slight turn of the head—a distant gaze—a moment of quiet poise: each are essential elements of L'Deane Trueblood's captivating bronze sculptures that grace homes, gardens, and private collections all across the United States and abroad.
- L'Deane Trueblood
L'Deane Trueblood has received national acclaim for her sensitive portrayals of the human face and figure. Her achievements have helped her to establish a solid reputation, earning her vast recognition as a principal bronze sculptor in the art world. The article “Utah's 100 Most Honored Artists” in Who's Who in American Art and Feminine Fortunes’ "Fifty Most Successful Women, 2003" both featured L’Deane as a prominent artist.
Much of her commissioned work involves painting and sculpting children. In these tender portraits and statues, L'Deane creates some of her most satisfying and beautiful work. Her skill at capturing childlike expressions is unmatched. She has received many top awards for both painting and sculpture in regional and national shows. Many private and corporate collections throughout the country, including several museum collections, have featured her works. Over time, her collection has grown to include not only bronze sculptures for sale, but bronze monuments as well.
With her husband Col. Roger Trueblood, USAF, L'Deane traveled broadly, living in Washington, DC, Naples Italy, 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 Arts Council, appointed by 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, as well as 9 wonderful grandchildren.