About Jen Pilles
to get in touch email: jen@jenpilles.com

Hello and thanks for visiting! I am a freelance illustrator and plein-air painter from Welland, Ontario, Canada. I create charming drawings and colourful illustrations using a combination of mediums including ink, gouache, watercolour and coloured pencil. I work for a variety of clients including print and web publishers, public institutions, not-for-profit organizations, small businesses, and private clients. I hold a Bachelor of Applied Arts with Honours in Illustration from Sheridan College.

My work is heavily inspired by nature, and influenced by my love of science, myth, and the human condition.

I practice plein air painting and derive much of my inspiration from being out in nature and exploring the landscape.  I have been developing my plein-air practice for many years, finding inspiration and joy in the act of studying the landscape. Plein air painting for me is a way to enjoy the natural world and be in the moment. It gives me great pleasure and makes me feel alive and connected. I love to savor the shape, line, light, colour and energy of the world around me.


Please feel free to contact me anytime if you have a question or would like to work with me by filling out the form below. Thanks!