June Dudley Artist

June Dudley Artist
June Dudley: June Dudley grew up in the country near the small town of Iola, Texas, in an area known locally as the river bottom, a place where she has cherished memories of family and rural values….where the Western attitude and ranching were lived everyday.
Cowboy lore was not just stories for the artist, but everyday life for her family. Her father worked cattle, and it was not unusual for Dudley and her sister to ride horses all day working as "cowhands” on the range. A love of the land comes naturally, and today she owns the ranch that has been in her family for over 100 years and is recognized by the State of Texas. Dudley cherishes the times she worked with her father on the ranch, which also gave her an appreciation of the Western way of life.
Dudley began painting at the early age of around eight. With no canvases to be had at the time, the budding artist used cardboard. Her earliest inspiration came from visits with an aunt who painted. The little artist was fascinated by the brushes and paints displayed in her aunt’s home and longed for her own. When her wish was granted, it was a dream-come-true for the little girl who knew she would one day become an artist.
As a student of the late, great Western landscape painter, Bob Wygant, Dudley so admires his style and considers him to be the major influence in her love of painting the Western way of life. The artist continually photographs and sketches her subject matter and paints in acrylics. Weather permitting, Dudley delights in plein air painting; however, she creates most of her works in her home studio that affords a great north light. Painting the world she has always known, Dudley says, "I guess I paint what I am.”
With a combination of impressionism and realism, the artist’s favorite subjects have become landscapes. Using a colorful palette that brings the viewer into her scenes, Dudley also favors figurative pieces that often include her grandchildren, other family members, and close friends. Garden scenes are prominent in her works having observed her mother grow beautiful flowers for as long as she can remember.
Dudley’s works are represented by various galleries in Texas, among them The Midland Gallery in Midland, the Fredericksburg Art Gallery in Fredericksburg, and the L Bar Gallery in Kerrville. The artist has exhibited at shows across the nation in Houston, at the Peppertree Show in California, the Mountain Oyster Show, the Best of the West in Arizona, and at the Governor’s Invitational for Cheyenne Frontier Days. Dudley’s work has been featured in various publications such as Art of the West and Country Lifestyle magazines, and several newspapers. Dudley’s image, "Boss Lady,” was the cover art for the 2007 Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo School Art Program Awards Presentation booklet.
Come to the country and enjoy the people and places that are dear to this rancher’s daughter – Dudley captures her Texas family legacy with images that come from the bottom of this very talented artist’s heart.
2 Puppies A Cool Drink Admiring Flowers After a Long Ride Amoung the grass and flowers An Apple a Day Animal Artwork Art Art Gallery Artist Artwork Autumn Baby Blues Biding My Time Blue Eyes Blue Skies Boss Lady Boss Man Boy Brothers Calf Canvas Wall Art Cattle Wondering Chickens Children Children in Art Climbing a Fence Collector Art Cool Off Cool Water Country Boy Country Girl Cow dog listening Cowboy Cowboy Hat Cowboy Praying Cowboy Up Cowhand Cowhand Father Creek Custom Framed Dogs Double Trouble Eating An Apple Eating Apple Enjoy a Cool Drink Explains the Game Plan Fall Colors Feeding Horse Feeding Horse Apple Feeding the Chickens Fine Art Football Forest Gallery4Collectors Game Plan Getting to Know You Giclee Canvas Give Me a Chance Giving Thanks Hands on Hips Happy Hour Hat on Face Helmet Home Decor Home D‚cor Horse Horseback Horses If Only I Could In Boots Innocence Investment Art June Dudley Kissing Her Horse Kitchen Knee Deep in Poppies Landscape Laying Down Leading Horse Learning the Ropes Limited Edition Prints Little Boy Little Boy Blue Little Cow Girl Little Cowboy Little Cowgirl Little Girl Living Room Artwork Made in the USA Morning Chores Mountains Napping October Sunshine Old Dirt Road Online Gallery Online Gallery of Art Opening Gate Paper Prints Picking Flowers Playing Playing Football Playtime Prints Puppies Puppy Puppy Love Quiet Moment Quiet Scene Ranch Work Riding Horse Saddled Riding the Trail Saddled Say What Stream Sunstruck Surrounding Water Trough Take a Break Taking Ten Tall Trees The First Kiss The Good Life Thumbs Up Tired Too big Trail Tuckered Out Valley Wall Art Watching the Cowboys Water Water Flowing Western Western Art Western Artwork Western Clothes Where the Trail Begins Which to Choose Whoop Wild and Free Wild Pickins Will to Win Young Boy Young Cowboy Young Girls Young Man Young Son Young Woman