Nishikawara’s artistic DNA is authentically rooted in the landscapes and experiences of the Pacific Northwest. Her unique sense of colour and composition finds its source in the beauty of rainforests, mountain glaciers, seascapes, vast skies, and fast flowing rivers. Her signature use of acrylic on raw canvas displays abstract yet recognizable images, deeply reflective of the light, rhythm, and dynamism of the local environment.
Her ancestral connection with Japan also plays an important role in Nishikawara’s creative universe. It is expressed in her extensive use of ancient Japanese printing techniques, reinvented use of Japanese paper, and above all a very fluent and articulated way of merging traditional and modern discourses of art making.