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Equestrian Painting Art Askild Winkelmann

Horses in Sports 


 Askild Winkelmann, MFA

Welcome to Askild Winkelmann’s Equestrian Fine Arts Painting Collection. One of Askild’s guiding principles as an artist is establishing an open dialogue between elegance and dynamics in all aspects of her artwork. Browse through the gallery of her work to see the interplay of these elements in action. Please feel free to contact Askild for more information or to commission a piece.

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About Horses in Sports


Askild Winkelmann is an emerging artist who studied various styles of art in different European cities; from contemporary art in Barcelona to The Old Masters in Florence. After receiving her MFA at West Dean College in the beautiful West Sussex, UK, Askild moved to and works from her studio in London. When she is not in London, she works from her studio in northern Germany. In the summer 2016, Askild Winkelmann had exhibitions in multiple locations in Midhurst. She also supported a local good cause by painting and raising money for The Pony Club Finals at Cowdray. This experience was so rewarding that she chose to do it again in 2017. Askild continues to exhibit and work on commissioned pieces, as well as continuing to raise money for these local good causes. 

Askild’s love of horses and equestrian sports grew as she attended Polo matches and Horse Racing events around Cowdray and Goodwood. This passion drove her to experiment with combining figurative horse paintings with abstract techniques. This breathed new life into her work. Experimentation quickly morphed into a serious study of horses with a focus on their detail and emotion. As Askild spent more time interacting with horses, she realised that the souls of the horses are reflected in their eyes and can be shown through the medium of a detailed painting. To Askild, depictions of a horse and its rider should reflect their passion and energy, as well as their rationality and focus. In her works, she highlights the exchange between these two entities. The abstraction in her pieces highlights the movement of the horse and rider, while the realism displayed in the horses’ faces show their raw emotion and soul. Askild strives to capture not only the movement of the game-play in her work, but also the strength and elegance of the horses’ movements. 

As an artist, Askild is not bound by one medium. She loves to experiment and try new things; growing with each new technique she learns. She has studied the traditional uses of acrylics, watercolours, and oil paints, but in her work, she aims to use these materials in unconventional ways. She does this by sometimes even mixing three dimensional objects or textured materials -like sand- into her paintings. Askild is always in search of unconventional techniques and materials to incorporate into her work. 

Artist Statement



Askild Winkelmann


West Dean College                                                                                                                            West Dean, UK 

            Graduate Diploma                                                                                                                  09/2015-7/2016

            Master of Fine Arts                                                                                                                 09/2016-7/2018

Institut di Lorenzo de Medici                                                                                                             Florence, Italy

            1 Year Certificate in Fine Arts                                                                                                 08/2014-05/2015


Metafora, International Workshop,                                                                                                   Barcelona, Spain 

            Foundation Year Certificate in Fine Arts                                                                               09/2013-05/2014

            Art Therapy Foundation Certificate


Sidcot School, Independent Quakerschool,                                                                                    Winscombe , UK

            International Baccalaureate                                                                                                   09/2011-07/2013



Solo Exhibitions

Upcoming  Dubai, UAE

                   Hongkong, China

Ongoing    Audi & Volkswagen Autohaus Soltau, Germany

                   Tierklinik Lademannbogen, Hamburg, Germany 

                   Tierarztpraxis Wenzel & Dohse GmbH, Grande, Germany        

                   Groundwork, Monterrey, Mexico 

                   Poloclub House Exhibition, Langwedel, Germany 

2023.          Cowdray Goldcup 2023, Cowdray Club, United Kingdom

2022           CSI 5* & CSI 2*, CSI YH 1* La Silla S1, Hipico La Silla Monterrey, Mexico

                   Equos 22, Lemancore & FET, Monterrey, Mexico

                   Polo Meets Showjumping, Bremer Polo Cup, Langwedel, Germany 

                   CSI Juvenil y Amateur 2022, Hipico La Silla Monterrey, Mexico

                   Anthropocene, Aparato, Monterrey, Mexico

2021           Pferdeklinik am Lichtenberg, Steyerberg, Germany 

                   Pferdeklinik Mühlen, Oldenburg,Germany

2019          Morphing Dualism, London, UK. 

2017          Cowdray Polo Park, UK.

2016          Cowdray Polo Park, UK.            

Group Exhibitions

2022          Red Cross Charity Exhibition, Monterrey, Mexico 

2018          Angel Cake, Espacio Practico London, UK.

                  Angel Cake, West Dean College, UK.

                  The Cheltenham Festival , Cheltenham, UK. 

                  Line & Form, West Dean Visual Arts, UK.        


2017          The Chinese Kun Opera in the Eyes of International Artists, Jiangsu Art Museum, China                                             The Chinese Kun Opera in the Eyes of International Artists, King's College, UK 

                  Madhurst Arttrail, Midhurst UK.

                  Critical Paths, Espacio Practico London, UK. 

                  Critical Paths, West Dean Visual Arts, UK.

                  Line & Form, West Dean Visual Arts, UK.


2016         Madhurst Arttrail, Midhurst UK.

                 On Site, West Dean Visual Arts, UK.

                 Line & Form, West Dean Visual Arts, UK.

                 Printmakers Exhibition, Oxmarket Chichester, UK.

2015         Artist in the Square, Piazza San Lorenzo, Florence, Italy

                 Art Splash, California University, Florence, Italy

2014         We Can’t Drive to Africa, Metafora, Barcelona Spain 

                 Good Diseases II, Espacio Practico Barcelona, Spain

                 Artistic Books, Untitled BCN, Barcelona, Spain

2013         Pause, Metafora, Barcelona, Spain 

Awards & Competitions


2015        Selected Shortlist Art Splash Award

                Selected Longlist  The Columbian Threadneedle



My artworks mainly commissions are hanging in private collections in Belgium, China, France Germany, Israel, Italy, Mexico, United Kingdom and United States of America.


Publication & Articles

2022       Swan Magazine Issue 14

2021       Article by Walsroder Zeitung

2019       Morphing Dualism Catalogue by Askild Winkelmann

2017       Article by SOHU (



2017       Teaching Chinese Art Pupils Exchange Group in London 



Contact me if you are interested to purchase or commission an original artwork, as well as if you like to get a limited print.

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