I’m a self-taught artist who creates original images in various media. After attending an urban sketching weekend, I began on-location sketching to help ease the anxiety and pressure of caring for my parents who both had dementia. As a means of connecting with other urban sketchers I formed a monthly meet-up in Coventry and I regularly shared my sketches on social media. Author, Diane Simmons contacted me after seeing my images on twitter and asked me if I would create an image for her flash fiction collection, Finding a Way. Shortly after that, I was asked to become Artist-in-Residence at National Flash Fiction Day
I’m delighted to be in my fourth year at NFFD, where I’m about to create the front cover image for the 2022 anthology, working to the theme of ‘Freedom’. In my role I’ve created theme-based front cover images for the last three annual anthologies. I also provide sketches as prompts for the annual Write-In, which takes place in June, and in 2021 I was honoured to create the tenth anniversary social media banner. You can see this below, along with selected images I’ve created for NFFD and another independent press, Ad Hoc Fiction.
If you would like to discuss a commission, please feel free to Contact Me without obligation.
You can read more about me as an artist here (images to be added soon).
Click here to see some on my on-location sketches.
Features an original on-location sketch. Colour has been added digitally.
All the images on my website are ©Jeanette Sheppard