My History

JP Mackey is an author and artist hailing from the Midwest. In 2007, his first illustrated book was published, the young reader ‘Ava the Angelfish’. Since then, he has written and illustrated many books for readers of all ages. JP has been an active painter since 2009, with his works being featured in many shows. He also does graphic design work, particularly for publishing. JP is a proud father and when he’s not busy with his sons, he enjoys reading and obsessing over cats.


This is James Mackey.

He likes to make things.

I love bringing the images in my mind to life and it gives me no greater pleasure than to share my world with other people. The best ways I've found so far is with writing and painting.

surreal and fun artwork, original and interesting graphic design for publishing, games and more!

Don't let your product suffer with boring stock photography! give it life with an original jp mackey work of art. From start to finish, I'll work with you to give you something truly unique and eye-catching.

See something you like?

A growing library of my work is available for sale on some great merchandise. Check out my store on Zazzle.

Watch Me Work

I don't really paint this fast. Sorry to disappoint. But I am efficient and work well with deadlines.