Jake winkle

Tutor Bio

Jake exhibits widely in the South of England and in 2004 was a finalist in the Daily Mail’s ‘Not The Turner Prize’ competition.  In 2007 his work was selected for the Royal Society of British Artist’s exhibition in The Mall Galleries, London, and from that time he has been contributing regular 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 LightLight 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 has been winner of category and best in show at Marwell International Wildlife Art Society’s annual exhibition and in 2009 was awarded the prestigious St. Cuthberts Mill award for best watercolour at the Society of Equestrian Artist’s annual show.

Inspired by light and movement Jake’s paintings are a reflection of the world around him.  As well as exhibitions in London and the South of England he has undertaken many fine art commissions for individuals and notable organisations including The National Trust.


“Challenging but achievable. New techniques and new skills applied. He was very good and pitched it just right.”

“Brilliant. Wonderful day. Lovely venue/lunch.”

“Excellent, learning about mark making, wet in wet and not covering the paper with paint allowing the white to show through, very liberating!”

“Fantastic. Very informative and I learnt a lot. Will do another workshop with Jake”.

“Fantastic class. Brilliant Tutor. Loved it!”

“It was very fun and expressive, and I have learned a lot.”