Chocolatier Nakamura strongly believes food is connected to place, so it was important to her that this connection is captured in Nakamura Chocolates. As a result, a long-time collaboration was formed with Claire Ishino, who painted the beautiful artwork you see on the Nakamura Chocolates packaging and website.
Claire Ishino is an Adelaide-based artist with a background in Jewellery Design. She spent several years living and working in Japan, making colourful jewellery, before returning to Adelaide where she now concentrates on producing gouache or acrylic paintings.
Claire exhibits and sells her paintings and limited edition prints through local galleries, shops and design markets. Her work has recently been licensed to Earth Greetings for use on stationery and greeting cards and her illustrations appear on the 23rd Street Distillery signature gin and Jim Barry's Annabelle's Rose labels.
Claire’s work is inspired by nature, words, thoughts, emotions and her love of colour and pattern. Her style is clean and graphic with crisp edges between colours and small details reflective of her background in Jewellery. She strives to create pieces of art that bring joy to your heart and happiness to your home.