Jon Ching was born and raised on the island of O’ahu, Hawai’i. He attended the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA where he earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering. After a few brief experiences in industry, he quickly realized it wasn’t his path and changed gears to pursued his creative passion for painting.
Since then, Jon has been developing his painting process and technique and elaborating his visual language through his devoted art practice. Inspired by the natural world and through his detail-focused realism, Jon is as much studying the minute idiosyncrasies of flora and fauna as he is paying homage to it. As a lover of and advocate for nature, Jon is often driven to bring awareness of the intense pressures humans have on nature and tell their stories, often just attempting to depict an animal before it eases to exist. At the same time, he also enjoys imagining what limitless wonders nature can produce through his magical realistic artwork.