My name is Leyla Torres and I welcome you to this website. I’m a Visual artist, writer and author. In my studio practice, I explore creativity through writing, watercolor painting and origami, the art of paper folding.

I share these artistic activities as vehicles for cultivating the creative spirit while fostering a sense of inner calm and play in our daily lives. I love teaching and helping people release their creative potential and appreciate the process as much as the result.

On this site website you will find:

  • Examples of personal and commissioned watercolor art and illustration work.
  • Links to online watercolor clases I offer at Skillshare. 

On OrigamiSpirit.com you will find origami video instructions and lots of information and other resources about the art of paper folding. I also enjoy photography, language, biking, and dancing. Spanish is my native language and English my adoptive one.

I was born in Bogotá Colombia but now live in the lovely state of Vermont in the northeastern USA, a place I also call home.  I share life with my husband, John Sutton, and Coco our sweet female cat.

If you’d like to commission an illustration I’d be happy to discuss your project.
Please click here to contact me.

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