Dion Beasley lives in Tennant Creek and is well known across the Northern Territory as the artist behind the much loved T-shirt brand, Cheeky Dogs. His formal art career started in 2006 when the first Cheeky Dogs T- shirt line was launched. Since then, his reputation as an accomplished visual artist has grown from strength to strength, and he has involved in the creating the award-winning Cheeky Dogs series of boooks. Beasley 's talents are particularly remarkable given he has muscular dystrophy and is profoundly deaf. In 2019 he received the Australia Council National Arts and Disability Award for an Emerging Artist.