Hello. My name is Jethro Lentle. I was born and raised in New Zealand.
I have always been passionate about painting fantasy art. At an early age I showed enthusiasm for darkly themed fiction and mythology.
I completed my Bachelors in Fine Arts after studying for four years at the University of Auckland. Soon after I began studying animation and design at South Seas Film and Television school. I went on to work in the animation industry for several years before returning to my childhood passion of painting scary monsters.
I began showing my art in exhibitions around the UK and now work full time in illustration. Most of my work consists of illustrating book covers and gaming media (particularly role-playing books).
“Jethro is an extremely conscientious and professional illustrator. I’m impressed with how he communicates, the way he develops illustrations alongside the client, and obviously with the superb finished artwork itself. We enjoy working with him and look forward to featuring much more of Jethro’s art in Design Mechanism and Mythras books. Highly recommended”
Lawrence Whitaker : Publishing Director & CEO partner at The Design Mechanism
“Jethro does great quality work with a dark edge to it. While he has a definite artistic style and sensibility, making his work ideal for that genre, he is also responsive to client requests for adjustments and shows insight and flexibility in working with the client to get the image where it needs to be. I’ve been quite satisfied with my work with Jethro and would recommend him to anyone in need of a fantasy artist, particularly one working in the horror genre.”
Jason Nelson : Publishing Director and CEO at Legendary Games
“Jethro Lentle is a great artist, and fantastic to work with. We commissioned a piece for a cover, and had the finished design in less than two weeks. The entire process was a pleasure, with contact maintained throughout. If you’re in need of an illustrator, Jethro Lentle is the man for the job. Highly recommended”
Adam Millard : Publishing Director at Crowded Quarantine Publications
“I commissioned Jethro to work on a book cover for me. Not only was he incredibly professional throughout the process, but he produced the cover exactly to specification, and made many suggestions that improved the finished product immeasurably from the original concept. I couldn’t be happier with Jethro’s work and I will definitely be using him again on future projects”
Graeme Reynolds : Publishing Director at Horrific Tales Publishing
“Jethro has designed and created a number of book covers for novels written and released for our company. His artwork is amazing and I look forward to working with him more in the future.”
D.M. Youngquist : Publishing Director at Dark Continents Publishing
“Jethro Lentle is an excellent artist. I hired him to provide a cover illustration for my novel The Caretakers and was extremely impressed not only with his talent, but also his creative input. Very reasonable rates and great communications. I would definitely work with him again. Highly recommended.”
Adrian Chamberlain : UK Representative at Dark Continents Publishing
“Jethro’s communication was excellent. He provided us with a collection of drafts to pass to the author and once the initial images were accepted – he worked tirelessly on the project dealing with suggestions and changes from the author until everything was signed off”
Nicky Crowther : Founder and Publishing Director at PS Publishing