Christoper P Jones is a writer of fiction (novels, short stories) and non-fiction (art history, philosophy, reviews).
He was born in the West Midlands, England, in 1978, and currently lives in Leamington Spa. After studying Philosophy and Mathematics at university, he spent a number of years pursuing ambitions of becoming an artist. He painted and drew, and came to cherish the works of Paul Klee, Jacques-Louis David, George Grosz, Juan Gris, Jannis Kounellis, Lotte Laserstein, Christian Schad, Fra Angelico, and Otto Dix. With a small number of paintings sold, but far too few to make a living, he studied a MA in Art History, and began thinking and writing about the story of art.
He came to fiction writing in his early thirties. His central preoccupation is how hopes and ideals can distort human relationships and reveal self-deception. Much of his work examines how the range of daily transactions can result in distress and perversions, leading to the insatiable need for personal justice, and sometimes revenge.
He is a member of the LSA (Leamington Studio Artists) and has written for their excellent quarterly magazine Artspace.
He is a member of Impact Hub Birmingham, a lively collective of artists, social change-makers and entrepreneurs attempting to make a positive difference in the communities of the Midlands. Read more about his experiences of being part of Impact Hub here.
As far as official qualifications go, he holds an MSc in Art History from The Open University and a BA (Hons) in Mathematics & Philosophy from The University of Southampton.
He has enjoyed many travels, including trips across Russia and Siberia, China, Japan, and the USA.
He is available for commission.