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. 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.