Alec was born at McDonald Downs Station.  He grew up there with his family living traditionally on the land.  Alec did not attend school, he moved between different communities with his family. 

Alec lives in Ampilatwatja with his wife Elizabeth Ngwarraye Bonney, who is also a painter. To ensure continuation of culture Alec passes his knowledge of the land to his children and family.  Alec paints his mother’s country, Amaroo Station.