Jen Niles

Blue Cat Still Life, Jen Niles

I am a self-taught artist living and working in Paxton, Mass. I have been drawing all my life, and for many many years I concentrated on detailed pen and ink illustrations, including commissioned house portraits. In 2001 I began experimenting with acrylics, inspired by the comical antics and effortless elegance of my two cats, PK and Nellie. From there, I developed a recognizable, whimsical style, usually featuring bold color and cheerful subjects of everyday life. Whether it is my cats, my young son, or my surroundings here at home in New England, I never fail to find inspiration.