Patrick J. Jones was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and grew up during the height of Ireland's conflicts and was one of the first people to be awarded a Prince Charles Trust Fund – a one year tax free initiative for young, under-privileged people with a business idea. Inspired primarily by artists Boris Vallejo and Frank Frazetta, he left home and sailed toward London with a dream of following in their footsteps come hell or high water… Many years later Patrick now lives with his wife Cathy and two scruffy dogs in sunny Brisbane, Australia and cables art worldwide to the likes of Lucasfilm and Disney Studios. Patrick has worked for most major SF/Fantasy publishers and film companies worldwide. His paintings grace the covers of authors including Simon R. Green and H.G. Wells and his concept work can be seen in movies such as Peter Pan and The Great Raid. He has written several best-selling books on art and teaches his Anatomy of Style workshops at universities, online, and publicly in Brisbane, Australia. Patrick’s original art resides in private collections worldwide.