My name is Christopher P Jones. I am a novelist and art critic. I write historical, mystery and literary fiction. I am also an art critic and art historian. I am fascinated by the possibility of opening up a window onto the past.

Christopher P Jones writer & artist

Art history & essays

I write essays and articles on art and its history. I review art exhibitions, specialising in modern and contemporary art. I am the London Art Critic for Riot Material magazine, a print and web arts journal.
My particular areas of interest are 20th century German Expressionism, 19th century French art, and contemporary painting. I am currently working on an idiosyncratic guide to the National Gallery, London.

The Kiss by Gustav Klimt
Berlin Vertigo novel by Christopher P Jones

Novelist

I’ve recently published my debut novel, Berlin Vertigo, the first in a 3-part series based in Berlin during the late 1920s and early 1930s.
Read more about how one of my favourite works of art inspired me to write it.

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Medium writer

I write regularly on Medium where I have a considerable following and have achieved Top Writer in Art, Creativity, Inspiration, History and Travel.

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Raphael composition
Les Demoiselles d’Avignon

Published writing

I’ve published widely in print and online, including art exhibition reviews, criticism, short stories, essays and book reviews.

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Blog

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Blog

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Why I Write In Pen & Paper

Why I Write In Pen & Paper

Writing by hand helps me to express exactly what I want to express.

Can Art Clean Up Dirty Money?

Can Art Clean Up Dirty Money?

In the Guggenheim, New York, people are throwing down a confetti of paper flyers from the famous curved balconies of... View Article

Why Learning a Musical Instrument Will Make You Happier

Why Learning a Musical Instrument Will Make You Happier

Learning to play is a most reliable source of pleasure. A few year ago I went to a party, a... View Article