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Our Ashford Snowdogs artist Oliver Winconek

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As Education Partner to the Pilgrims Hospice “Snow Dogs Discover Ashford” 2018 project we have teamed up with artist Oliver Winconek, who is decorating our Snowdog.

Oliver Winconek self portrait

Oliver is a full time portrait and figurative Artist, working on his narrowboat studio which he is currently renovating. Oliver is fascinated by people and the human form and has dedicated a large part of his practise to painting portrait commissions as well as working with interesting members of society, actors and musicians.
Oliver was featured on the TV show Sky Arts portrait Artist of the year 2017 where he painted the actor Trevor Eve from life. His portrait of the marathon runner Iva Barr was shortlisted for the Royal Portrait painter of the year annual exhibition, gaining praise from Paula Radcliffe in the process. During his career, Olivers work has been exhibited at various locations around the world including The Royal College of Art and the prestigious Saatchi Gallery.

We are delighted that Oliver is painting our Snowdog and although we can't yet show you the finished result, we will be posting the odd sneak peak on our Facebook and Twitter accounts so follow us there to keep up to date.

There are 25 large Snowdog sculptures, decorated by artists and community groups, which will in the Autumn be placed on the streets around Ashford, as part of the interactive multi-media town trail.

We will be posting more on the blog and social media accounts throughout the campaign in September, so watch this space for more information.