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Leila Fanner is a painter and illustrator. Born to a South African artist and an African American musician, She was raised in South Africa and currently works from her studio in Riebeek Kasteel.


Leila is both a figurative and an abstract painter. Her creative inspiration is interwoven with dreams and personal dream symbols. Using the natural world as her subject, she explores her relationship with the material realm from both a metaphysical and spiritual viewpoint. 

After her studies at the Johannesburg National School of the Arts, she took private tuition in both graphic design and watercolour painting, holding her first exhibition at the age of 23.


Her work has appeared in British Vogue Gallery 2015. Her most recent exhibitions : 'Harlem Fine Art Show' in New York, 'Abandoned Garden' exhibition at Eclectica Contemporary..

Leila’s art is held in private collections in South Africa, Germany, France, Kenya, England, Ireland and the USA.


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