Leto Lama is a London - Zurich based artist who grew up in an environment surrounded by art, paintings and poetry. She is the daughter of painter Eva Persaki and grand daughter of cubist and abstract painter Gianna Persaki (student of Fernand Léger and André Lhote) who was the life companion of renowned Greek poet Miltos Sachtouris.
Leto's first drawing and painting lessons started at the age of 5 under the supervision of her grandmother Gianna Persaki. Painting is a big part of her life, she spent most of her childhood and adolescent years in her family ateliers discussing about art, techniques, ideas, colours and compositions. A strong artistic family, coupled with her Asian origins as her father is from Tibet, China has provided her with a unique style inspired by both Western and Eastern influence.
Leto's work is focused mainly on composition simplification and figurative abstract paintings. She uses oil on canvas and a mixture of impasto, pointillism or regular brush strokes to achieve the desirable outcome. The colours are always very clear and her inspiration is drawn from life experiences, relationships and emotions; she sees the canvas as form of creation and a way to express her thoughts and ideas.
Her works can be found in private collections London, Athens, Hong Kong, France, Belgium and China, Switzerland.