Leslie Wells is a member of the Semiahmoo band in White Rock BC, of the Coast Salish People. He completed a silk screening course in 1981 at the Aboriginal Friendship Centre in Vancouver, BC. Leslie has studied under Master Artists Robert Davidson (Haida) as well as Susan Point (Coast Salish). He graduated from the Northwest Coast Jewellery Arts Program at the Native Education College studying under Dan Wallace (Kwak'waka'wakw). Leslie’s art is characterized as having a “quiet spirituality”.