Jake Winkle studied at Bournemouth College of Art & Design. In 1987 he graduated from Brighton Polytechnic, and, after a spell in industry, became a full time professional artist in 1993. Jake lives and works in Dorset where he also runs workshops from his studio.
Jake exhibits widely in the South of England and in 2004 was a finalist in the Daily Mail’s ‘Not the Turner Prize’ competition, where his work was exhibited at the Mall Galleries in London. In 2007 Jake’s work was selected for the Royal Society of British Artists' exhibition, also in London. From the beginning of 2008 he has been contributing articles about his painting style for 'The Artist' magazine. In 2009 he won the prestigious St. Cuthbert's Mill Award for the best watercolour painting at the Society of Equestrian Artists' annual exhibition at The Mall galleries, London.
Inspired by light and movement, Jake’s paintings are reflections of the world around him. As well as participating in exhibitions, he has undertaken many fine art commissions for individuals and notable organisations including the National Trust.