Mr. Les, as I fondly call him is a legend! I met him at IAPS during a social event. Imagine my surprise the next morning as he was the keynote speaker before a rapt audience of 400+. He did a live demonstration painting Urania Christy Tarbet, the founder of IAPS. He would squint at her, pastel in hand, and dart to the easel…only to turn at the last moment to the audience and tell a story. Immediately, he would turn back and make his mark. He captured her likeness in about 15 minutes.