Claire Ishino

I work from my home-studio here in Adelaide and produce original gouache or acrylic paintings and black and white ink drawings. From these original works, I make limited edition archival reproductions printed on Hahnemuhle Bamboo paper. My work is inspired by Australian natives and other botanic forms and reflects my love of colour, repetition and pattern. I sometimes use flowers and leaves as visual metaphors to express words and thoughts or to convey messages. My style is clean and graphic with crisp edges between colours and small details reflective of my background in jewellery.

I exhibit and sell my work online and through local shops and galleries. I am proud to license my art to Earth Greetings for use in a range of earth-friendly greeting cards and stationery products. My illustrations appear on the 23rd Street Distillery Signature Gin, Rose Vodka and Violet Gin and Jim Barry’s Annabelle’s Rose. I have loved collaborating with other local creatives such as Kitty Came Home and Phoebe Lamps and have worked with Dusk Australia on illustrations for their 2020 Mother’s Day campaign. Most recently I completed an illustration for Jurlique used in their Mother’s Day packaging this year. As well as painting pieces to hang in your home, I enjoy exploring new ways to share my art with you.