10/6/22. Tonight I got to meet the Harp Twins and Volfgang Twins in person, after their show at the Rialto Theater in Lancaster, NH. I was so excited, I had to sit in my car for a while to calm down, before I could drive. I do believe there will be some Harp Twins inspired art in the near future.

2/22/22 I won a ribbon at this year’s Boskone. That was very exciting. I also sold a couple pieces, so all in all a very good show. Boskone is always a fun con. For more details, please see my personal blog jaytref.wordpress.com

My ribbon for Ancient Dragon
Meredith, pyrography on wood

Meredith Tracy, 1977 – 2021

1/8/22. It is with profound sadness that I report the death of my life partner, Meredith Tracy. She was an angel on Earth. I’m not sure what will be next for me, but I’m sure nothing will ever be the same.


10/18/21 Welcome to my new old new website. I finally got my domain jaytref.com back. So now I’m back in business. Art for sale is coming very soon so please check back often. In the meantime enjoy some samples below. Thanks for checking out my website.


  • November 12th, Space on Main Artisan Market, Bradford, VT
  • Dec. 9th and 10th. 9am to 2pm. Bugbee Senior Center Craft Fair, 262 North Main St. White River Junction, VT.
  • February 17 to the 19th, Boskone 60. Weston Boston Seaport District, Boston, MA.
Jay Trefethen at the Space On Main Artisan Market Nov. 13th, 2021

Commissions. I love doing commissions. If you are interested, please feel free to e-mail me with a description of what you would like, and I will get back to you with a quote. My pricing is based mostly on the size and complexity of the work and the rights being purchased.. E-mail me at jaytref@gmail.com

Other Mediums This site is dedicated to my pen and ink illustrations. However, I also do pyrography, oils on canvas and acrylics on canvas. If you would like to see some of that work, please check out my instagram feed: Instagram: @jaytref

Jay Trefethen is a self taught artist living in Bradford, Vermont. He creates pen and ink drawings, pyrography art, and oil paintings. Favorite subjects include anything and everything from his imagination. Jay has illustrated the graphic novel Strange Things written by Dustin Warburton, the children’s book Meet Seedy Treefeather, by Amanda Toppin and the children’s book The Legend of Casey Rock By Elizabeth Grey. Jay exhibits regularly at the science fiction convention Boskone, and occasionally other conventions.

All artwork is © by Jay Trefethen. All Rights Reserved.