Jennifer Nelson Artists, Inc. represents terrifically talented artists who produce stunning illustrations for commercial use. Serving the surface design, publishing and home decor industries, we have a large inventory of existing artwork for licensing or sale. Our artists happily take on commissions, creating work custom-made to suit your projects. Browse the work of our artists or get in touch to have us put together a custom gallery just for you.

Jennifer Nelson

I love art and I love people! It makes sense that I went into this business. Since I was 12 years old I've wanted to work in and around art. First as a graphic designer and now as an agent for some of my favorite illustrators, I love what I do. What drives me is the creative energy of solving problems. The anticipation of upcoming projects keeps me charged. Maintaining relationships with both our clients and my artists makes me feel connected. I want to make you happy and keep my small roster of artists busy, so we can all enjoy the satisfaction of a job well done.

I find pure joy in the process of nurturing artists and helping them achieve their goals. I find tremendous satisfaction in the knowledge that the work my artists do helps our clients’ businesses thrive.

After JNA, my biggest passion is travel. I lived in the Netherlands in the early 90s and have wanted to travel the world ever since. Fortunately, many JNA artists live in Europe and in 2018 we were lucky to have our Artists’ Retreat at Lake Como. With each trip, I learn more about makers and the artwork the create. The world feels smaller and a little more kind-hearted with every trip.

Cathy Hughes


One of the things I love about working at JNA is the opportunity to support artists pursuing their creative passions. Being a part of that process – from launching a new artist, to helping someone stuck in a creative rut, to licensing new work with just the right client – is incredibly satisfying. We are at such a special time and place in the world where artwork surrounds us almost everywhere and I relish being a part of bringing that art into the world. 

My personal journey to JNA has been filled with many interesting twists and turns. I’ve had my own tarot-reading business, trained as a massage therapist, counseled women in jail, and worked as a consultant. Along the way, I’ve managed to collect a husband, a son, and a corgi named Riley (all cutie-pies!).

Throughout, the common threads in my life have been creativity, a respect for other people’s processes, and a desire to use my gifts to the fullest. Happily, since working with Jennifer and our fantastic artists, I can scratch all of those itches at once!

We are proud to say our clients include: Abrams Noterie, Anthropologie, American Greetings, Amber Lotus, Art Print Japan, Boston Globe, Calypso Cards, Chronicle Books, Compendium, Cottage Door Press, Culp Upholstery, Day Designer, Dear Stella, Demdaco, Design House Greetings, Eccolo, Flow Magazine, Hallmark, Harrods, Kate Spade, LA Times, Land of Nod, LA Scala Beverly Hills, LOLOI, MidwestCBK, Mpix, Papyrus, Peaceable Kingdom, Peter Pauper Press, Penguin Random House, Publix, Quarto Publishing, SRG, Raven Marching Band, Sellers RSVP, Studio M, Studio Oh!, TAG, Taproot Magazine, Tender Greents, teNeues, TJX, UNICEF, Workman Publishing and many more!