Jumping in a puddle
Mountain mirrored on a lake

Welcome to my little corner of the internet.

Hi I'm Ines, an artist and illustrator based out of Vancouver specializing in watercolour and ink. I paint out of my home studio, alongside my studio mate and little furry mascot, Boeing. I am inspired by nature, food and the fantastical. While my work is varied, all of my paintings can be characterized by vivid colours or detailed brushwork.

I’ve been fortunate enough to illustrate for magazines, brands and weddings, as well as work on special art commissions, including my pet portrait series. A 10% portion of the proceeds of each one of these portraits is donated to the SPCA.

I also specialize in creating custom brand identities and bespoke stationary design. To explore beyond my illustrative work, please visit inesdes.com.

This site is where my professional illustration work gets to hangout with posts about things and experiences that inspire and promote a creative journey. Art, travel, coffee, and career lessons learned are just a few of the things you'll find here, among various other scribblings and obsessions (like pumpkin pie, books and kangaroos!). This is my creative space and I hope you will find some inspiration in it too.

If you'd like to support my work, check out my shop.  For commissions or editorial projects, email and let's make something awesome together!

When I’m not working, one can usually find me hanging out with my fiancé, Ben and our mystery mutt, Boeing. Loves: travel, coffee, salt and vinegar chips, madeleines

Coming Soon - Prints with a portion of the proceeds going to some of my favourite charities/non-profits: SPCA, Vancouver Aquarium, Conservation International, World Wildlife Fund Canada, Watsi