Painting My Legacy

June Dudley

This is an exhibit of acrylic and oil paintings displayed in unique, beauitful frames.

Artist Bio

I hope to convey in my paintings my love for the land and subjects that I paint through my use of color, design, and the moods I create. One of my collectors stated, "I have not seen anyone painting in the vivid and vibrant colors and detail you do, and at the same time being able to capture and convey such powerful moods." That pretty well sums up my goal in art. Art is my passion, and I try to portray that on canvas. Howard Terpning told me that I have a very sensitive sense of color, and that he could tell I had strong feelings about my subjects. I strive to use those two things fully in my paintings while leaving the viewers the freedom to interpret them in their own way. 

Artist Statement

As her dad’s cowhand June grew up riding and working cattle on her family’s quintessential Texas working ranch that has been in her family for a hundred fifty years since 1871 and has been recognized by the state as a “Texas Century Ranch”. She and her husband raised their family on this same ranch, a
tradition carried on today. This nurtures her passion for art giving her the subjects she loves to paint. Her paintings depict a sensitive sense of color and the strong feelings she has for her subjects. Her desire is to capture her subjects with the passion she feels for them while creating a mood that the
viewers share, painting with her heart as much as with her brush.

She has received top honors in shows judged by Tony Alterman, Jack Morris, Oreland Joe, Alfredo Rodriguez, and Howard Terpning including the Jones Award, Gold and Silver Awards, Best of Shows, Award of Excellence, and Purchase Awards. Her art is published by Somerset Fine Art and Leanin’ Tree greeting cards. This year she is in Round Up at the Museum of Western Art, Trappings of Texas at the Museum of Big Bend, Small Works, Great Wonders at the National Cowboy Hall of Fame, Hold Your Horses at the
Phippen Museum, the Horse in Art at the American Quarter Horse Museum. The Bosque Art Classic, Montana Miniatures, and the American Plains Artists’ Show. In addition to these she has been invited to be a part of First Strike Friday Night at the Charlie Russell Museum in Great Falls, Montana for 2022.

She was honored this year by being invited to be the Juror of Awards for the 51st National Women Artists of the West Exhibition and Sale at the Museum of Western Art in Kerrville, Texas. She has judged many shows and is a lifetime member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, having judged School Art as a steering judge for thirty years. She is now a lifetime member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.