About Jen Pilles

Hello and thanks for visiting! I am a plein air artist and freelance illustrator from Welland, Ontario, Canada. My work is inspired by the natural world, and influenced by my love of science fiction, storytelling, and exploring new places. I hold a Bachelor of Applied Arts with Honours in Illustration from Sheridan College.

I create charming drawings and colourful illustrations using a combination of mediums including ink, gouache, watercolour and coloured pencil. I practice live-drawing and plein air painting and derive much of my inspiration from being out in nature and exploring the landscape.

I am a prolific self-publisher and have created over 50 illustrated books and zines including my first children’s book High Fives at High Tide. I also design and produce small batches of limited edition paper products including greeting cards, stationery, and art prints. Archival fine art prints of the work on this website are available for purchase - please get in touch for more information.

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I work for a variety of clients including print and web publishers, public institutions, not-for-profit organizations, small businesses, and private clients. 

I am available for freelance illustration projects of all kinds - get in touch!

To get in touch email: jen@jenpilles.com

Please feel free to contact me anytime! You can send me an email or use the form below. Thanks!