Jake Winkle is a British watercolour artist, based in Dorset, and regularly runs painting masterclasses. We are delighted to welcome Jake to BIG SKY ART for his first residential art course with us in 2020.
Jake’s art concentrates on dramatic animal watercolours, in a distinctive signature style. His work is inspired by the light and movement of the world around him, and contains a passion and energy that you can’t take your eyes away from. His style is bold, using water and white space to add a translucent quality and he focuses on capturing the speed and grace of different animals.
Jake Winkle is known for horse racing watercolours as well as his wildlife work. He exhibits widely and has received commendations for numerous awards, including the Daily Mail’s ‘Not the Turner Prize’ in 2004, where he was a finalist. A regular contributor of articles about his painting style for The Artist magazine, Jake has been the subject of three instructional DVD's by Townhouse Films:- Watercolour from Dark to Light, Light and Movement in Watercolour and most recently Going Wild in Watercolour. Jake's book Light and Movement in Watercolour was first released in 2012.
Jake says ‘I’m inspired by shape, colour, mark-making and movement. I like wildlife because it allows me to explore all of these qualities.’
Visit Jake’s website at www.jakewinkle.co.uk to learn more about this wonderful charismatic artist and painter.