Lucile Wedeking (b.1981, San Francisco) is a contemporary figurative painter focused on historical ranching subjects and modern life in the rural West. Professionally trained at The Parsons School of Design in New York (BFA 2003), she currently resides outside of Stamford, Texas where she enjoys life ranching Brangus cattle with her family.
“It’s not often my studies and sketches go far from the studio, I like to keep them around as reference for future works.
“It is a rare pleasure sharing these sketches inspired by the early days of West Texas’ historic SMS Ranch. I start most of my mornings drinking black coffee while studying these cowboys as an exercise in warming up for the day. This collection features legendary cowboys ‘Scandalous’ John Selmon, Joe Ericson, August Holmberg, Jake Raines, and Ranch Manager Frank Hastings.
“On the more colorful side, Monument Valley #1, is the first in a continuous series of this iconic landscape and explores ongoing experimentation with iridescent pigments that change with the light and in the motion of the viewer.”
– Lucile Wedeking