Helping you Leave your Legacy
IF YOU WANT TO HEAL THE WORLD...
IF YOU WANT TO HEAL YOURSELF...
I am a Soul Healer, Reiki Master, and Intuitive with a Master's Degree in post-traumatic growth, on a mission to heal collective trauma through art. I create in the tradition of shamans, medicine women, and healers - those who know image heals the soul.
My specialty is to create intuitive, abstract expressionist paintings infused with alchemical templates for collective healing*, on behalf of leaders, activists, and social entrepreneurs.
The inner world is home to many powerful forces. I believe that a major factor influencing healing outcomes is the ability to recruit and harness those forces. Through experience, I have gained the ability to do just that.
Drawing on my background in mythology, symbolism, and psychology - as well as twenty-five years experience practicing magick - I create art that speaks directly to the unconscious, supporting you to harness its power.
Each of my creations is designed to support the healing process on a soul level.
Because only a limited number of collectors can enjoy the benefits of original paintings, I wanted to spread the magic, so to speak, and make my art more accessible. My work as a surface pattern designer allows me to do just that!
SPREADING THE MAGIC THROUGH SURFACE DESIGN
From a young age, I raided my mom's closet to create edgy and feminine outfits. Being a surface pattern designer has allowed me to pursue a lifelong passion for fashion, both through my brand Fashion with Meaning and through my designs which are available for licensing.
My signature style is abstract and painterly, with a high level of complexity and layering, for an expressive, bohemian feel - and a touch of whimsy! Browse the clothing line, Fashion With Meaning, here.
"Clothe Yourself in Freedom"
Are you an art director or entrepreneur who would like to partner with me to create artwork for your products? I would love to hear from you. Please get in touch to discuss licensing.
MY STORY: HOW I BECAME AN ALCHEMICAL, HEALING ARTIST
HI, I'M LÁYLA,
an avatar who chose to incarnate in order to transmit my alchemical healing templates to the world.
I was born free. A creative, multi-talented child, I was open and loving, with a vibrant personality and an authentic voice. But starting in very early childhood and all through my teenage years, I survived severe trauma that left me disconnected me from my intuition, self-trust, and female body.
A fierce warrior on my own behalf, I earned a master's degree in post-traumatic growth from Goddard College in Vermont and went on to study Depth Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute. In 2014, I willingly entered a three-year dark night of the soul to face my wounds and heal myself.
During that time, I reclaimed my real self and discovered that I am an artist. Now I am once again free and open, with authentic creative voice. When I paint, I trust my body and my intuition, letting them guide my brush to create healing paintings.
Through self-healing, I re-membered my alchemical healing templates and created them anew within my body. Now, I embody the ability to transform suffering into love, freedom, and power. This is what it means to me to be a modern-day alchemist.
I call myself an Art Witch because I am a soul healer with the ability to energetically infuse my art with inner templates for healing.*
Fans tell me my work helps them...
- Connect with themselves and their deep emotions
- Break chains and remember their freedom
- And heal on a soul level
Ready to get started? Book your free, no-obligation consultation here.*
WHAT COLLECTORS ARE SAYING...
"When I look at Layla's artwork, I'm able to connect to my deep emotions. I feel like she's tapped into collective pain and joy; she's painting what thousands of women have felt for thousands of years and she's transmuting all that suffering. It's an alchemical transformation and it's very spiritual. She takes things that are of the soul, of the human condition, and captures them in paint.
Layla works magic through her art. The magic she works is healing, chain-breaking magic. She wants to free people of anything that makes them feel trapped or powerless.
She's been through all these things that allow her to understand foundational truths to being human and so her work is easy to resonate with. There are a lot of experiences people have in common that create the same types of pain, wounds, and trauma. She paints about difficult things, but her paintings are easy to understand and leave you with a sense of optimism."
- Dani Redfern, Award-winning Designer, Writer, and Neurodiversity Activist
"Layla is an individual, creative personality, which she expresses impressively in her paintings. At my request, she has conjured up the imposing Howse Peak on canvas, which will be displayed in my new museum in South Tyrol."
- Reinhold Messner, World-renowned Alpinist & Explorer, Founder Messner Mountain Museums
"A symbolic artist who documents her process - and as an added bonus she is on time!"
- Bruce Schmaltz, Producer and Curator of the 360 Covid Installation Experience