Jules Gissler is a freelance illustrator based in Phoenix, Arizona, who specializes in illustrations of flowers and plants.

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Painting flowers brings me joy and peace. I love mixing materials from colored pencil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, hand-painted & hand-torn deli sheets for collage, and also procreate. By using a variety of mediums, I have the freedom to match my work to the ebb and flow of my own life. Most of my flowers have names and a short story, unless it’s a bridal bouquet. I feel it gives them a deeper connection with the client or viewer in a fun, whimsical way. I maintain my skillset by experimenting with different mediums and mixing it up.


  • Tina DeNicole
  • Judy Neblett
  • Brenda Martin
  • Shelly Nauman
  • Adam Schiff
  • Janet Hundermark


Which flower do you draw the most?
I make up my flowers unless I’m doing a commission that asks for a specific flower, so there is not one in particular that I repeat. For me, it’s like putting together a puzzle and I’m not sure what the outcome will be, but I have a great time along the way. I also always hand tear it instead of using scissors because I like the texture.

What grows in your garden?
I have to laugh because I do not have a green thumb. It is the survival of the fittest. I do have a plant that my mom gave me in college and it has had seen a lot in life—I have no idea how it has survived, but it means a lot to me. —So I guess that’s why I like creating flowers because I can’t grow them in real life.

What do flowers symbolize to you?
My favorites are lilacs and tulips—they symbolize happy and memories. 

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