Claire Ishino studied Jewellery Design at the University of South Australia. Claire works from home in Adelaide producing original gouache or acrylic paintings. She is inspired by Australian natives and other botanic forms, as well as her thoughts, words and her love of colour and pattern.

Claire’s style is clean and graphic, with crisp edges between colours and small details reflective of her background in jewellery. Claire derives story from experiences around her, something that is foundational to her creative process. She strives to convey the message of these stories within her work. Motherhood inspired the focus towards her current body of work which includes two-dimensional pieces that emulate the soft hues and nurturing form of her organic surroundings.

She spent several years working in Japan where she creative a range of colourful washi paper and silver jewellery that was exhibited and sold across the country. Her work has recently been licensed to Earth Greetings for use on stationary and greeting cards and her illustrations appear on the 23rd Street Distillery Signature Gin and Jim Barry’s, Annabelle’s Rose Labels.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2019 Already Home: SALA Group Exhibition, Rundle Mall, Adelaide AUSTRALIA
2018 Still Amazing Group Exhibition, Art Images Gallery, Adelaide AUSTRALIA
2018 Close to Nature: May Gibbs and Australian Botanical Art, Carrick Hill, Adelaide AUSTRALIA
2017 Solo Exhibition, Art Images Gallery, Adelaide AUSTRALIA
2016 Botanic, Solo SALA Exhibition, Brick + Mortar, Adelaide AUSTRALIA
2015 Metaflora, Solo SALA Exhibition, Brick + Mortar, Adelaide AUSTRALIA
2014 Haru, Solo Exhibtion, Urban Cow Studio, Adelaide AUSTRALIA
2014 Harvest, Group Exhibtion, Urban Cow Studio, Adelaide AUSTRALIA
2013 Work/Life 3: The UPPERCASE Directory of Illustration by Janine Vangool – Featured as one of 100 illustrators published by UPPERCASE – CANADA
2012 Grass is Greener, SALA Group Exhibition, Zu Design, Adelaide AUSTRALIA
2011 Sodachi, SALA Exhibtion, Bliss Organic Cafe, Adelaide AUSTRALIA

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