Lucile Wedeking is an artist and archivist based in rural West Texas. A native Californian, born in San Francisco and raised in Santa Barbara, her love of art and history has taken her on a diverse course that includes a decade spent as a designer in New York’s fashion industry and another as a librarian and archivist working with historical ranching collections in rural West Texas. Though she became professionally trained in the classic fundamentals at the Parsons School of Design in New York, she is completely self-taught in oil painting and has made it her primary focus since 2009. Her work hangs in private collections across America, as well as in Europe and Australia.
Lucile describes her work as “Old West meets New West” and combines a modern dreamscape of color interpretation with historical imagery and stories pulled from her archival treasure hunts.
Riding Across Texas with Western Gallery
The idea of Riding Across Texas has been a nice escape from the isolation and confinement of everyday life in COVID times. Our family is lucky to be ranching out in the rural West where we have some room to get out and move, but I was definitely missing traveling this summer. This capsule collection was inspired by daydreams of beautiful Texas vistas rode through on whims of Louis L’Amour like adventure. These small works play like little windows into much larger worlds with bright and rhythmic brushstrokes evoking an underlying transcendental pulse. May these riders help to guide your imagination wherever it might like to wander out into the wide-open spaces of the West.