Born in Stourbridge, Worcestershire Jones studied at Stourbridge, Birmingham and then the Royal College of Art, completing his post graduate studies in 1968. During his time at Birmingham College of Art he struck up a friendship with the artist John Walker. It was Walker who suggested Advanced Graphics include Jones in their first major publishing project, ‘The London Suite’, in 1982. Jones became Head of Painting at Camberwell School of Art in 1999. He now lives and works in Suffolk.