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.

Read more about my art writing here.

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


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.

The second book in the series, Vanished in Berlin, is available now.

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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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From the blog

The Artwork That Inspired My Debut Novel

The Artwork That Inspired My Debut Novel

How one work of art can give rise to another I’ve admired this painting for more than 20 years. I... View Article

What is a Museum?

What is a Museum?

Cultural encyclopedia or appropriated plunder? I recently took a trip to Athens in Greece. Whilst I was there I visited... View Article

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.