'Papier' is a series of mixed media, mini worlds created out of paint and cut-out paper. was exhibit was at Kimono House (Nicholas Building) on Swanston Street from August 13th til August 26th, 2016.
Primarily a watercolour artist, Ikumi’s subject matter and style within watercolour ranges from intricately detailed, traditional Japanese paintings - to abstract, fun pieces made with playful colours. Displayed below is an assorted collection of Ikumi’s watercolour paintings from 1998 - 2016.
Ikumi’s childlike imagination has lead her to create countless characters and concepts for children’s books, many of which don’t make it into a book draft due to the sheer amount of creations! In this page you can view more finished pieces, to character sketches and storyboards.
An ongoing series, Ikumi’s fascination with painting dolls has lead her to exhibiting her own original creations, as well as doing commissioned work for families who are wanting their children painted in traditional Japanese wear such as kimono’s or samurai armour.
Illustration and drawing come naturally to Ikumi, due to her ability to sketch in incredibly intricate detail. This can be seen in her more classical drawings, whereas a more freeform style can be seen in her Japanese ink drawings.
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Cards & Crafts
Ikumi has been creating cards and crafts in a similar style to her larger scale artworks for many years.
Watch this page for more updates and purchase details soon.