L'Deane Trueblood's sensitive portrayals of the face and figure in both sculpture and painting continue to win national and international acclaim. Since making a permanent home in Utah, she has been able to devote full time to her art, each year bringing more awards and wider recognition. While earning her BFA at the University Oklahoma, she studied under Joseph Taylor, noted figurative sculptor.
In the years following marriage, she combined art with the challenge of making a home and raising children in foreign countries at overseas assignments of her jet pilot husband. After moving to Utah in 1973, she founded and directed the first Montessori School in Southern Utah and in 1985 was honored by then Governor Bangerter for her contribution to Early Childhood Education. From 1988 to 1997 she served on the Board of directors of the Utah Arts Council. Beginning in early 1980's her work began to include watercolor portraits and figure painting after studying with renowned master painter, Charles Read.
When asked whether she prefers painting or sculpting, she replies, "It's an even tie. One is quick and spontaneous, the other is slow and requires lots of physical energy. Sometimes it's a relief to switch! But I feel that the two media are complementary. What I learn is one informs the other."
The increasing demand for her distinctive paintings and sculpture requires a busy schedule of travel from West Coast to East Coast, and has allowed her to meet some extraordinary people, many of whom become lasting friends. She is active in several art associations and a frequent award winner. Her work is represented in several prestigious galleries.