My work as an artist is either based around on-location sketching or comes from my imagination. Recently I have focused on theme-based commissioned work for small press book covers.
In June 2020 I created the front cover image for my debut flash fiction collection Seventy Percent Water and I have recently completed the front cover image for Alison Woodhouse’s novella-in-flash, The House on the Corner (Ad Hoc Fiction).
I am honoured to be artist-in-residence for a second year at National Flash Fiction Day. NFFD celebrates and promotes flash fiction via workshops, an annual anthology, and events both online and off. In my role I create images for the anthology and visual prompts for the yearly Write-In pages.
All of the images on my website headers were created in my sketchbooks. If you would like to see more of my sketches, you can visit the gallery below.
If you are interested in using one of my sketches or you would like to discuss a commission, please feel free to Contact Me.
Seventy Percent Water, published by Ellipsis Zine
I created a watercolour image for the front cover of my debut flash fiction collection.
Root, Branch, Tree – Edited by Sophie van Llewyn & Ingrid Jendrzejewski, published by National Flash Fiction Day
Cover image created in mixed media – (working to the theme of ‘family’)
& Write-in prompts for FlashFlood
And We Pass Through – Edited by Santino Prinzi and Joanna Campbell, published by National Flash Fiction Day
Cover image created in watercolour (working to the theme of ‘doors’)
Write-in prompts for FlashFlood
& Social Media Images
Finding a Way – Diane Simmons, published by Ad Hoc Fiction
Cover image created in pen and ink with digital colour overlaid.
All images on my website are © Jeanette Sheppard
Some of my on-location sketches below have been ‘cleaned up’ to remove the gutter markings, but all of the images are as I drew them on the day.