Jon Foster received his BFA in illustration from Rhode Island School of Design in 1989. He also learned informally from collaborations with Rick Berry and Dave Dorman, a respected Star Wars artist.
Foster has a process of oil on canvas, scanning in his paintings and finishing them on his computer using digital effects. His fondest subjects are good v evil, adventure and anger, frequently accompanied by dark or muted color schemes.
Foster has notably illustrated cards for Magic: The Gathering, a collectible card game. His other clients include DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Dungeons & Dragons, and Alternity. His work has been awarded multiple times by Spectrum, a fantasy art publication.