Laela was reared in an exotic island of Oahu Hawaii, surrounded with the warmth of its people, brilliant landscapes and coastal beauty and is currently living and working in the inspiring city of Los Angeles in California.

Largely self-taught, Laela completed 32 hours of oil (8 hours) and pastel basic lessons (with a hint of chiaroscuro) from an award-winning LA-based, international visual artist and art teacher, Vibul Wonprasat. 

In January 2017, less than a year when she started oil painting, 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 work was also in International (Russian and Turkish) Festivals in Southern California in 2017.

Recently,  Laela was selected out of 40 submissions as the official designer/sketch artist for a German auto maker's marketing research project in and for the entire US west coast in April 2018. 

Her other artistic expressions include poetry, singing and dancing.

Laela is a member of the Los Angeles Art Association (LAAA).