Sepideh Ilsley


Sepideh Ilsley is a self-taught contemporary artist, inspired by simplicity and imperfection. She is Persian, born in 1980 in Shiraz, Iran, but grew up in Sweden. After spending a number of years traveling and living all over the world she is now based with her family in Noosa, on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia.

Creativity and art has always been a part of her life. After many years of working as an Art Director and Graphic Designer, but not feeling fulfilled, she ventured into the world of fine art and is now working as a contemporary painter. She loves working with Imperfections and always goes where the painting and brush take her, making bold sculptural shapes, changing, re-layering, re-making, re-working. Often it is that misstep that makes the entire piece come together as if the painting has its own will.

Using a language of shapes she wants to encourage the viewer to allow the work to recall a memory, an event or a thought previously experienced and provide time to contemplate and celebrate that moment.

Sepideh’s work has been acquired by a wide range of private collectors from across the globe, including from Singapore, India, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Canada, Australia, and the United States.