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Layla Khani


Layla’s inspirations come from the world around her. The Malvern Hills and its beautiful landscape, her little son and her feelings towards the events in both her life and our world. Growing up in an artistic family of musicians and artists she developed an early interest in music and painting. Most of her adolescent years were spent learning the piano and perfecting her drawing skills.

She graduated from the University of Worcester with BA in Art and Design and later on got an MA from the Birmingham City University (BIAD) in Visual Communications.
Throughout the years at university she developed a keen interest in printmaking and in the past few years, it has become the main outlet for her creativity.

Layla carves stories on linoleum, based on personal experience’s both as a mother and a woman in an ever-changing world that at times feels like a constant war between chaos and bliss. Sometimes when walking with her son through Malvern she looks the world in terms of colours, deciding what colour is best suited for certain moments of her walks, at the end together they decide which colour can be named the main colour of that day. This can be clearly seen in her works, they are multicoloured, multi dimensional landscapes within landscapes with every piece belonging to a certain moment that had an impact on her. They are impressions of Layla’s emotions clothed in many colours and characters, they are all parts of one big story.