Region: Southern Arnhem Land
Community Centre: Ngukurr (Roper River)
Art Centre or Agency: Aboriginal Fine Arts, Darwin
Outstation or Country: Limmen Bight, Maria Lagoon
Les grew up in Yirrkala Mission near Grove where he attended his early schooling. Later he moved to Darwin and completed his education. He learnt to paint and carve through his fathers teaching at an early age.
Les is an artist in his own right and is very popular. He is known through his commission with C.S.I.R.O to paint world space science mural: Environment from the Sky. Dynasty design International also commissioned him to design a selection of watch faces for their exclusive range of designer jewellery.
Les has been a participant in many of Darwin’s Aboriginal Art exhibitions and has also travelled to Japan to carve an image in ice for Sapporo Snow Festival.