Red Leaf Studio is a dedicated art space in Bo’ness, established in 2011 by artist Michele Mathieson.
From here she runs several weekly adult classes, monthly children’s classes and many one day workshops throughout the year.
Michele is a graduate of Edinburgh College of Art who has been working as an artist and community art tutor for over 20 years. She is skilled in using and teaching a wide variety of media and techniques including pastel, watercolour, acrylic, mixed media, charcoal, print and mosaic. She is a strong believer in initially teaching the basics of drawing and observation, which serve as a good foundation to then move onto other materials.
Her aim is to encourage people of all ages and abilities to be creative and get involved in the arts, by providing a relaxed and friendly teaching environment.
Michele’s own work reflects her love of nature and the natural environment, particularly the Scottish landscape. Predominantly a landscape painter she likes to explore the changing light and atmosphere of a place.