Claire Ishino studied Jewellery Design (and one year of Graphic Design) at the University of South Australia. She spent several years living and working in Japan making colourful washi paper collage, resin and silver jewellery before returning to Adelaide where she now concentrates on producing gouache and acrylic paintings and black and white illustrations.
Claire exhibits and sells her work through local galleries, shops and at design events such as Bowerbird Bazaar. Her work has been licensed to teNeues Publishing Co. in New York for use on stationery. Claire was also featured as one of 100 illustrators in Work/Life 3: The UPPERCASE directory of Illustrators, published by Janine Vangool, Canada.
Claire’s work is inspired by nature, words, thoughts, emotions and her love of colour, repetition and pattern. Her style is clean and graphic with crisp edges between colours and small details reflective of her background in jewellery.