Layla Mohamed is an east-London visual artist.

Drawing people from life allows Layla to capture their essence and interests. She uses ink and watercolour, savouring the happy accidents and fluidity of these mediums. Drawing shibari provides an opportunity to explore unique contortions of the body and the power-dynamic between rigger and model.

After studying Fine Art at Oxford Brookes University, Layla co-founded Collective Era, a collaborative project that exhibited in London, Newcastle, Oxford and Brighton. In 2013, she became immersed in the London life-drawing scene – known there by the moniker InkyLayla – after attending Shoreditch classes run by East London Strippers Collective activists.

Layla is working on commissions and spends her evenings using her inks to document London’s fetish party scene.

Layla Mohamed