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Ilze Sims


Ilze Sims is artist living on the Hamakua Coast of Hawaii Island. She works with multi-media to create textural, vibrant abstract art which tells a story. 


Originally from South Africa, her life-long dream was to go sailing, a dream that turned into reality when she hopped on a sailboat in Cape Town for a trip across the Atlantic. Along the way, she met her future husband and spent the next 10 years sailing around the world on a sailboat named SCOOTS.  Ilze believes that if we take the first steps to make our dreams come true, the universe will conspire to make it happen.


Imbued with strong cultural influences acquired during our travels around the world, Ilze creates visual art to ignite imaginations, evoke emotions and capture universal cultural truths and aspirations.  Her work is a reflection of her love for the South Pacific and Polynesian and Asian cultures. She endeavors to create with a mélange of gold, copper and silver leaf and various textured media, acrylics and oils. 


She is inspired every day by Hawaii's beautiful coastal parks, colorful coral reefs, pristine beaches, tropical jungle, the ongoing Kilauea volcano eruptions.  

Ilze Sims
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