Per-Inge Isheden was born in a small countryside town in the middle of Sweden. He started painting while still a child, inspired by his mother who was an amateur artist. In school a teacher told him briefly about the composition technique of Paul Cézanne. Per-Inge was fascinated and studied his work in books and later on museums around Europe.
At the age of twenty he went to Stockholm for art teacher studies. Then, after working 13 years as a school teacher, he started his career as a professional artist by creating a science fiction cartoon for adults. During that work he learnt the composition technique he now practises in his paintings, including the use of quadratic canvases.
As a professional artist he has regularly showed his works at galleries and art fairs in Stockholm and other places in Sweden, during the nineties also in Berlin, Germany. In recent years he has become increasingly well-known, especially on the internet and in Stockholm where he finds many of his motives. Critics write of his “mixture of refinement and vulgarity" and his use of elements other artists usually avoid - like cars, buses, traffic signs and blinding light effects. They also mention his use of unorthodox techniques, like dripping or splashing paint or letting it flow freely over the canvas, his unusual "bleeding" red and his use of gold paint. He has been described as a "romantic with his feet firmly on the pavement". Admirers of his art have noted his preference of bad weather motives, dusk moods with a mixture of disappearing daylight and neon light effects. They also comment on the sensuality of his nudes and the stunning effect of his unorthodox portraits of old time super stars such as John Lennon, Marilyn Monroe and Jimi Hendrix.