Born in Moscow, Russia. Leila's life has been strongly influenced by art from a very young age. She started her art education in Russia and in1996 moved with her family to New Zealand where she continued to study and practice art. Leila won a number of art awards and has exhibited in a large number of personal and group shows in New Zealand, USA, Italy, Spain, UK and Australia. Her works feature in many private collections in New Zealand, Australia, England, Italy, South Korea, Russia and Dubai. Leila runs art classes for children and adults.