Leslie Lambert


Mastrius Artist Mentor

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MEDIUMS: Watercolor | Graphite
SPECIALTY: ✔ Critiques ✔ Technique & Demos ✔ Color

Leslie Lambert (also known as Leslie Redhead) is an award-winning artist, teacher, illustrator, and author known for her dramatic watercolors. Her art focuses on the combination of spontaneity and detail that watercolor has to offer. She continues to explore the possibilities and pushes the medium beyond its limitations to achieve luminous and incredible results.

Leslie’s paintings are in private and corporate collections worldwide. Her recent awards include First Place in Winterfest (2022) sponsored by Trails End Gallery (Chewelah, Washington), International Women in Watercolor Finalist and Honorable Mention (2022), Northwest Watercolor Society Membership Award (2020) and Best in Show with the Idaho Watercolor Society (2019). 

In addition to signature status with the Northwest Watercolor Society (NWWS), Leslie is an associate member of the Women Artists of the West (WAOW) and a signature member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour. Leslie is the author of Watercolor 365: Daily Tips, Tricks, and Techniques and the illustrator of the children’s book, Island in the Salish Sea, by Sheryl McFarlane.

Her work has been published in Splash 10: The Best of Watercolor, Western Art Collector, Plein Air Magazine, Watercolor Artist, The Artist’s Network, and Making It!: Case Studies of Successful Canadian Artists. Leslie continues to teach with the University of Victoria, throughout Canada, the U.S., Spain, and Morocco. Leslie is represented by Trails End Gallery in Chewelah, WA, Horizon Fine Art in Jackson, WY, and Kube Gallery in Fort Langley, BC.

Leslie currently resides in Colville, Washington where she creates works of art portraying vast expanses of earth, water, sky, and studio.

Artwork by Michaela Hoppe
Artwork by Michaela Hoppe
Artwork by Michaela Hoppe
Artwork by Michaela Hoppe
Artwork by Michaela Hoppe
Artwork by Michaela Hoppe
Artwork by Michaela Hoppe


Listed below are this Mentor’s specialty skills. Join this group if you want to grow in these areas.

Specialty: ✔ Composition ✔ Technique & Demos ✔ Color



Color and Composition


Technique Demos


Providing Art Critiques


Teaching to Self Critique


Supplies and tools – what to use, where to save, and where to spend



Studio Time Management


Running your art business the day-to-day

“Mastrius has done wonders for my confidence. I have managed to step way outside of my comfort zone which has in turn given rise to so many more opportunities to further my art career.”
~ Deb, Emerging Artist


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Artwork by Michaela Hoppe


  • 2013 Master of Education, Art Education, The University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
  • 1995 Bachelor of Science (Zoology) Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA


  • Redhead, Leslie. Watercolor 365: Daily Tips, Tricks, and Techniques, North Light Books, F&W Media, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2017
  • Redhead, Leslie. “Watercolor Essentials: Fix-It Guide”, Watercolor Artist, June 2017, 61-65


  • Horizon Fine Art, Wyoming, USA
  • Trails End Galllery, Washington, USA
  • Kube Gallery, Langley, British Columbia, Canada

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