First Steps Series

“First Steps” is the ongoing series of 350+ rough-hewn sketches on found and recycled paper.  This body of work explores the unabashed creative process usually found within sketchbooks and on scrap paper.  These initial sketches in context of the artist creative process are preliminary, but hold much weight.  They are often hidden beneath layers of paint and pigment.  Les brings these First Steps to light with the help from partial funding from the 2005 Asheville Area Arts Council’s NC Regional Artist Grant.  Moving forward First Steps has traveled to numerous venues, beginning with a solo debut at the Hickory Museum of Art in 2005.