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 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.


  • I’m not sure what my next event will be. I will probably be doing more Space on Main Artisan Markets, and I’m hoping to be in the upcoming Worldcon in Chicago. But that is a ways away. Please check back later for updates.
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.