Ilze Egle is a contemporary artist based in Latvia. MA of Fine Arts, member of the Latvian Union of Artists, she works in oil and mixed media with artwork ranging from small illustrations and landscapes to large scale paintings focusing on nature, light, female form and abstract marks. She often incorporates drawing in her paintings. She teaches visual art, experiments with AI and creates NFTs. Her art is between abstract and representational, color and black/white. Ilze grew up in the art world, in a family of two artists, studied fine arts, art management and theology, and spent a year living with nuns. After working as an art curator for many years, she returned to art making and her studio practice has since become her main focus. Ilze’s paintings have been exhibited internationally and are held in number of private collections. She has received several art awards and her artwork have been included in numerous publications.