Iro (Kaka)- Original Watercolour and ink

Rika Nagahata

 Measurements of paper: 360mm wide x 230mm high

Framed 540mm x 400mm

"I was born in Japan but have been living in New Zealand since 2008. While in Japan, I graduated from Osaka Art University majoring in printmaking. My time at University, experimenting with different copper-plate printing techniques has greatly influenced my art today.

 Although I now use ink and watercolours to create originals instead of prints, my patterns and fine lines reflect the intricate process of etching. This unique connection gives my works a special feel and presence that enables the viewer to get entranced and lost in the art. 

The numerous unique and beautiful animals New Zealand has to offer also have a big influence on my art as well as various children’s book illustrators and traditional Japanese art."