Oliver Winconek

Oliver Winconek Portrait artist of the year series

Originally from Bedford, Oliver currently lives in Buckinghamshire where he works as a full-time portrait and figurative artist from his studio in Wolverton.
His preferred medium is oils although he often works in watercolour, graphite and charcoal. Oliver is fascinated by people and the human form, and has dedicated a large part of his practice to painting portrait commissions as well as working with interesting members of society, actors and musicians.

He is a huge fan of the works of Lucien Freud, Jenny Saville and David Hockney, although he seeks the majority of his inspiration from the music he constantly listens to when he paints; “For me, silence is the enemy of a creative mind. I need music to charge me up and give me energy. Without it I am too self-conscious and considered when painting”.

Oliver painted the actor Trevor Eve for Portrait Artist of the Year. During his career, Oliver’s work has been exhibited at various locations around the world including The Royal College of Art and the prestigious Saatchi Gallery.
Notable portrait commissions have included Sir Ranulph Fiennes, OBE, Jamie Staff, MBE, Joe McFadden and Laurie Kynaston.
His work is held in numerous private and national collections.

Oliver's Artworks