“Jon is certainly one of the most influential science illustrators to have entered
this extremely competitive area of the science world in years. I feel that he has
created a benchmark that others might aspire to reach”
Dr Phillip Lars Manning
Reader in Palaeobiology, STFC Science in Society Fellow Director, Interdisciplinary Centre for Ancient Life,School of Earth,
Atmospheric & Environmental Sciences University of Manchester
"I can confidently state that his dedication to detail places him within the top one percent of international palaeontological artists."
Former Curator of Vertibrate Palaeontolgy,
Huntarian Museum, University of Glasgow
"The quality of his work is superb, both from the technical side, the execution of the art, and the scientific side how the creatures have been reconstructed based on the latest scientific interpretations. Such artists are indeed rare."
Dr John Long
Curator of Vertebrate Palaeontology, Western Australian Museum Natural Sciences
"It has been a real pleasure working with Jon to reconstruct what Scotland was like 170 million years ago when dinosaurs thundered across the land. He is a master at setting a scene: visualizing ancient environments to such a degree of wonder and accuracy that you almost feel as if you are there. Jon is one of the most respected palaeoartists in the business, and for good reason."
Steve Brusatte, Ph.D.
Chancellor's Fellow, School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh
"Jon Hoad obviously cares deeply about his subject and can work with a sensitivity rare in this field and I feel that he has a talent equal to the handful of top international paleo artists"
"There are very few artists in Australia who can produce the quality of reconstruction art work that Jon Hoad can produce. I am extremely impressed by the in depth nature, the quality of his finished paintings"
Professor Patricia Vickers Rich
Director, Monash Science Centre, Chair in Palaeontology,
Monash University, Melbourne
“Jon gave a fascinating talk in the D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum, explaining the in-depth research behind his stunning artworks. His talk was beautifully illustrated, entertaining and enlightening"
Curator D’Arcy Thompson Museum
University of Dundee
Jon Hoads work has been displayed/published/promoted in the following media:
New Zealand Geographic Magazine
The Dinosaur Society UK
Palaeontological Association Magazine
Monash University Melbourne
Monash Science Centre Melbourne
Manchester University Museum
Dudley Museum & Art gallery
Huntarian Museum University of Glasgow
Barrack Street Museum Dundee
Dundee Science Centre
Scottish Journal of Geology
BBC Evening News
BBC World Service
The Daily Mail
The Christian Science Monitor
The Motherboard blog
Scottish Urban Archaeological Trust
Staffin Museum Isle of Skye
Philip J. Currie Dinosaurs Museum
Perth Museum & Art Gallery