Mostly self-taught, she explored the art of oil painting early 2016 and completed many hours of basic oil and pastel painting lessons (with a hint of chiaroscuro) from an award-winning LA-based, international visual artist and art teacher, Vibul Wonprasat. 
In January 2017, she was invited by an international New York-based gallery, Conception Global Art Collective, to participate in one of their nationwide juried fine art and photography exhibition in Los Angeles and was asked back in their spring exhibition.
In March, Laela was presented an opportunity to donate a themed-piece (which was very well received) for an organization dedicated to protecting endangered animals, Defending the Endangered, a cause she believes and supports.
Her latest work were in International (Russian and Turkish) Festivals in Southern California last May 2017 and many others.
Laela's inspirations comes from her love of people, nature and its mysterious wonders.
She was reared in an exotic island of Oahu Hawaii, surrounded with the warmth of its people, brilliant landscapes and coastal beauty. She is currently living and working in the inspiring city of Los Angeles in California.
Laela is a member of the Los Angeles Art Association (LAAA).