Laila was born north of Copenhagen, Denmark. From an early age she knew the path in her life would be to express herself in some form of art. This desire brought her to study full time for 5 years at Copenhagen Art School, examining many different mediums and learning the classical way of drawing and studying the figure.
A few years studying in San Francisco and Chicago completed her formal schooling in the arts. As she has continued expanding her expression through various mediums, she acknowledges that being an artist is an ever evolving wondrous journey that never ends.
In 1985, a new phase started with immigrating to Australia. Laila’s life expanded to include 3 beautiful daughters and a busy time with numerous exhibitions mainly showing paintings and drawings.
In the year 2000, Laila began to sculpt. Sculpting and drawing are very closely linked and it was a joy to combine years of honing her drawing skills to expand into the new media, clay. The intimacy and the sensuality is a continuous link throughout all of Laila’s creations. They speak to your heart. Laila is a self taught sculptor.
Laila is also an illustrator and works part time for a Danish publisher.
Laila’s pieces are held in many private collections around the world.
1978-79 Elective art studies at Art Institute of Chicago, USA.
1979-85 Danish Design School, Denmark.
1981- 82 Elective art studies at Art Academy of San Francisco, USA.
1984 Book published '...hed', erotic drawings and poems, Copenhagen, Denmark.
1985 - to present... Immigrated to Australia. Numerous exhibitions, solo and groups - mainly on the East coast of Australia and in Denmark.
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