Welcome and thank you for visiting my website. I am an artist dedicated to working with pencil, and sometimes a color or two. Re-creating reality is not my only goal, although I push the limits of my medium. I use my skills to evoke emotions and perhaps tell a story.

I have lived in many places around the world. I was born in Holland and spent my childhood in Africa. After moving to the US, I spent my young adult years in New Jersey followed by many years in Scottsdale, Arizona and Carmel, Indiana. Currently I call Cave Creek, Arizona home.

I first picked up the pencil when I was about nine or ten years old and have never put it down. Although I have worked in several other media, graphite is my passion. I graduated from an art institute and was a technical illustrator for several years.

On occasion I will consider commission work. Please feel free to contact me.

I hope you enjoy my work as much as I have enjoyed creating it.

Jack Schilder

Contact jackschilderart@hotmail.com