Leila has lived in Salmon, Idaho for nearly 45 years. She studied art at Boise Junior College in the 60’s and graduated with a Bachelor of Sociology from the University of Montana in Missoula in 2004. Leila has taken numerous Watercolor Workshops from many prominent artists both in the U.S. and other countries.
She enjoys hiking, camping & fly fishing in the mountains surrounding Salmon. Between these local outings and studying art while traveling in Portugal, France, Norway, Italy, Mexico and Guatemala, she has discovered a wide range of material and experiences to draw inspiration from.
When not painting and traveling, Leila is owner/manager of Carefree Property Management in Salmon, Idaho. She has been in Real Estate for over 27 years in the Lemhi Valley.