He grew up on the Texas gulf coast, where he was surrounded
by wildlife. With a BS degree in Commercial Art from Sam
Houston State College in Huntsville, Texas,
Les worked in advertising for
nineteen years. In 1986, Les became a full-time artist
working in his favorite medium, watercolor.
His subjects range from wildlife,
landscapes, seascapes, to a wide variety of sporting art
subjects. Numerous corporate clients and private individuals
have contracted Les to paint personal commissions. Many of
his clients have said, I can tell you have been there,
referring to the accuracy of the subject matter he paints.
His attention to detail has been one of the things he has
become to be known for. His wife says that Les sees things
through a different set of eyes than most people, that Les
sees the details of nature as well as the whole scene.
Les started painting when he was in the sixth grade. After
coming in from hunting one day, he sat down and started
sketching a duck. After getting more interested in art, he
started painting. He started entering little competitions in
the shopping mall in Port Lavaca, Texas and in the county
fair. To his surprise, he started winning many of the
competitions. His destiny was set. He has traveled from
Argentina to Alaska doing commissions and for his search for