I am a professional illustrator and artist based in the UK.

Illustrator of New York Times Bestseller, and Children’s Book of the Year 2018 Specsaver’s National Book Award Winner, ‘Stories For Boys Who Dare To Be Different’, by Ben Brooks (Quercus Books).

Also colourist for 2017 Eisner Award nominated 'Clean Room' (DCVertigo Comics).

In addition to my working practice I teach Illustration and Narrative Art workshops to art students and the general public.

I live with my family by the sea somewhere in Kent.


National Portrait Gallery

Quercus Books

Vertigo / DC Comics

Time Out London





The Guardian Newspaper

Nature Journal


Royal Academy Magazine

Management Today

Walker Books

RIBA Journal

Headline Books



BBC Wildlife Magazine


Rolling Stone

Fortean Times


Working with Quinton on an activity book for children and young people in hospitals was a joy. His understanding of Fine Art and passion for portraiture underpinned his illustrations of sitters from the Gallery’s Collection, evident in the likenesses and his unique, thoughtful portrayals. He was keen to understand the audience group and respond sensitively to their needs, constantly adapting to feedback as the project developed. The sitters’ stories and associated activities have been brought to life by his lively animated drawings.

Anna Linch, National Portrait Gallery

Quinton is one of the most versatile, talented and intuitive illustrators on the planet.

His illustrations for the Gogglebox book captured the humour and essence of our cast perfectly. As well as being hugely talented, he's an absolute pleasure to work with... and very modest with it.

Tania Alexander, Creator and Executive Producer of Gogglebox

Working with Quinton on Stories For Boys Who Dare To Be Different, Stories For Kids Who Dare To Be Different and Stories for Boys Who Dare To Be Different 2 has been a total joy. He has shown incredible imagination, remarkable speed and great sensitivity. I love how he has chosen to represent all these ground-breaking boys and girls in a way that is visually intriguing and engaging. He is also a magician with colours. I can’t recommend him enough.


Katy Follain, Non-Fiction Publisher, Quercus

Quinton’s colors are clean, thoughtful and considered, taking in both the mood of the moment and matching the style of the story. He’s a delight to work with and I recommend his talents to anyone.

Molly Mahan, Editor, DCVertigo Comics

Quinton did a brilliant job of illustrating our award-winning column for many years. Since then I have continued to commission him for a variety of successful projects.

Anamaria Stanley, Studio Manager, Time Out

From Tom Waits beating the hell out of defenceless donkeys for Mule Variations via Beady Eye stood foolishly on a hill to a 21st century schizoid Jack White… Quinton has always had a surreal eye for the tortuously twisted likeness. Yet at the same time as visually lambasting his subjects there runs a parallel thread of genuine warmth and affection. His portraits have enlivened many a MOJO lead album page, bursting forth with humour and a uniquely colourful vibrancy.

Mark Wagstaff, Art Editor, Mojo


I’m always looking for exciting new projects to be involved with, big or small, so if you would like to collaborate or commission me then please don’t hesitate to get in touch. I will reply as soon as possible.

Phone: 07526 740 958

Email: quintonwinter@hotmail.com


Weird Whitstable - Un-normalness in a quiet Kentish seaside town

Twitter @quintonwinter

Instagram @quintonon      


WinterStudios - Occasional updates from my studio

Colourist work for DCVertigo Comics and 2000AD

White Label work in directed styles

The Great Silence - Narrative Oil Painting

All images © Quinton Winter 2020 or © the client