My work as an artist is either based around on-location sketching or comes from my imagination. Recently I have focused on commissioned work for small press book covers. I mostly work in ink and watercolour.

In 2020 I created the front cover image for my award-winning debut flash fiction collection Seventy Percent Water, published by Ellipsis Zine, and I completed the front cover image for Alison Woodhouse’s novella-in-flash The House on the Corner, published by Ad Hoc Fiction.

I am honoured to be artist-in-residence for a third year at National Flash Fiction DayNFFD celebrates and promotes flash fiction via workshops, an annual anthology, and events both online and off. In my role I have created images for the 2019, 2020, and 2021 anthologies, visual prompts for the yearly Write-In pages, and this year’s tenth anniversary social media banner.

In 2019 I created the front cover image for Diane Simmons’ debut collection of themed flash fiction Finding a Way, published by Ad Hoc Fiction.

Images of my book covers are below.

All of the images on my website headers are from my sketchbooks. You can see more of them in the gallery at the bottom of the page.

If you would like to discuss a commission, please feel free to Contact Me.

Prices vary according to your requirements, but artwork for book cover commissions usually ranges between £80 to £150. I will discuss themes in your work with you. Once the artwork is complete I scan it and email it to you. I will also ship the original artwork, if you would like to keep it. Please note I don’t apply text or any framing, I only provide the image. This may change in the future, so it’s always worth checking my website.


National Flash Fiction Day 2021

National Flash Fiction Day

Social Media Image


final jpeg from john ad hoc - the house on the corner copy 2

published by Ad Hoc Fiction


published by Ellipsis Zine


published by National Flash Fiction Day



published by National Flash Fiction Day

picture of finding a way2

published by Ad Hoc Fiction

Examples of on-location Sketches

Some of the above sketches have been ‘cleaned’ up to remove gutter markings, but they were all created on location in either ink or watercolour or a combination of both.

All images on my website are © Jeanette Sheppard