Hello, my name is Layla, and I'm a pet portrait artist originally from Brighton, England.
I have been establishing myself as a successful portrait artist for several years. Completely self-taught, I started my art career from nothing. Having no art education or background, I made it my mission to work hard and honed my style and techniques in order to grow my small business and provide for my family. In 2016 I followed my passion and decided to go self-employed. Now my portraits can be found all over the world! There is nothing I love more (apart from my family) than to draw and be close to animals. So it brings me great joy to be able to combine the two. To draw my clients beautiful pets and to see the joy it brings them too.
My style is very detailed and based on realism. I will create your portrait completely by hand from photographs provided by you. I use only the best quality oil based coloured pencils and professional artist paper when creating your portrait...so that if kept in the right conditions...it will last you a lifetime!
During a commission, we will work together to make sure you are completely happy with how your final portrait will look. Even if I have to work from several photographs of your beloved pet, I strive to do my best to make this experience as magical as possible.
This is my studio in Normandie, France...where magic happens! My wonderful husband renovated our attic space to make me this beautiful studio. A place I can work from in complete peace and quiet with my 3 fur babies...my true happy place.
From here, I lovingly create your portraits and package them up with the utmost care, before shipping them out on their safe journey to you.