Jon Foster developed an interest in art at an early age, and was encouraged to continue to perfect his talent. He began pursuing illustration at Rhode Island School of Design from which he graduated with a BFA and leaped into the world of design.
Foster has since received a few recognizable awards during his career, including several gold and silver medals from Spectrum: The Best of Contemporary Fantastic Art, and his inclusion in the Society of Illustrators annual publication. Currently, Foster travels to teach illustration at various schools and is a faculty member at The Illustration Academy.
Personally, I think Foster’s illustrations are captivating, full of motion and contrast. His style is painterly and includes elements of storytelling, primarily sci-fi. This has served him well as he has worked with publications such as: Dark Horse Comics, DC Comics, Scholastic, Little Brown, and many others! I remember seeing book covers he illustrated on shelves as a kid and being immediately drawn to them, so I find his art very nostalgic as well.