In the Audubon Tradition Exhibition
About Les LeFevre
Raised in Ohio, it was a long and adventurous journey to the painter he is today. Always wanting to be a cowboy he got his chance upon returning from a tour in Vietnam, he headed straight to Wyoming where he worked briefly on the Cliff Hanson ranch and Jackson Rodeo in Jackson Wyoming.
Les graduated from college with a dental degree and this is the path he then followed for 25 years. His heart was always in the west, longing for the western life style while painting wildlife and western subjects. In 1996 Les gave up dentistry to paint full time as a wildlife and western artist. Now with a home in Dubois Wyoming he is closer to the life and subjects that it seems he was destined to paint. He has worked on a cattle ranch in South Dakota each spring and fall for the past 15 years and is able to experience a lot of what he now paints.
Les has been featured in Wildlife Art Magazine, Western Art Collector and other books and newspaper features. He has won Best of Show at the Wind River Valley Artist Guild Show and has participated in the CM Russell Friday and Saturday Auction, The Western Spirit Art Show in Cheyenne, and the Kentucky National Wildlife Show, NOAPS National Show and Travelling the West National Show. The love of history, the American west and nature have given him a never ending selection of subjects to explore.
Walking Among the Stars
Oil on Canvas
36″ x 24″
Often in Florida you will see the beautiful Snowy Egret in the shallow waters fishing or in the trees in a rookery. It is an outstanding and elegant bird that dominates the scene. However in this painting the Snowy Egret is walking along the beach and it is not alone but walking among the Stars. So no matter how beautiful and elegant it may be, it may not be the only Star!
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The Boss of Whiskey Mountain
Oil on canvas mounted on board
20″ x 24″
“The Boss” is a member of the largest Big Horn Sheep herd in the United States. Dubois Wyoming , Whiskey Mountain, and Torrey Canyon are where these sheep live. During the spring and summer months they give birth to their young and live in the higher elevations of the Wind River Range at 11,000 to 13,000 feet. During the winter when these elevations are completely snow covered the sheep are forced to the lower elevations of 7,000 to 8,000 feet where the snow cover is thinner or spotty. Torrey Canyon is right in the middle of their range and protected from the harsh weather and snows. The canyon was formed by Glacier activity and is about 8 miles long with 3 beautiful glacier lakes. The rock formations can be spectacular and the Sheep Eater Indians considered this canyon a sacred place. There are hundreds of petroglyphs etched in the rocks and can be found almost anywhere in the last 4 miles of the canyon. This ram is a descendent of the sheep that have lived here for hundreds of years, and by his size and the treatment from the other sheep, he is “The Boss”.