Alphonso Dunn was born in Jamaica and migrated to the United States at age 17. Inspired by ambitions for a career in medicine, he completed his undergraduate study in Applied Chemistry at William Paterson University; however, his enduring passion for drawing led him to earn a Master of Fine Arts from the New York Academy of Art. After completing his graduate study, he taught high school chemistry and various college art courses. Alphonso has since won number awards and his work can be found in numerous private collections in the US and worldwide. He is widely known for his popular YouTube channel and art instruction books, Pen & Ink Drawing: A Simple Guide and Pen & Ink Drawing Workbook. His YouTube channel has over 450,000 followers and features hundreds of free videos and tutorials on drawing, sketching, pen and ink, watercolor and more for learners at all levels. He currently resides in New Jersey.