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Welcome to Norfolk Painting School Live 

Everyone paints better with our painting school. We don’t know if it’s the expert tuition, the insightful courses or the knowledgable community but it’s the smart place to learn painting.


Led by renowned artist Martin Kinnear we offer a range of painting experiences, from weekly online demonstrations to specialist online courses, and even an acclaimed 18 month professional development diploma.  


With interactive online demonstrations , hands-on studio workshops and plenty of community input about the fruits of your labour, we’ll teach you how to create really impressive paintings using Martin’s proven teaching methods from his award winning international exhibiting career. 


Wherever you live in the world you can join our classes online or visit our stunning teaching studios in beautiful North Yorkshire.  

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Fearless Oils! 

Let's Bust Some Myths

 I want to help you to love oil painting as much as I do, and I want you to create stunning pictures which make you feel creative and successful without worrying about a thing. 

Everything you’ve heard about how oils don’t dry and are smelly is simply not true, providing you know how to use them. 

That’s exactly why I set up The Norfolk Painting School in 2007, and what my Fearless Oils program sets out to do, by joining us you’ll be up and painting in no time and become part of our huge fantastic, fearless painting community!

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Why Join Us?

Learn from the Best.

Martin Kinnear (b. 1969), is one of the UK's foremost painting tutors and a hugely successful award winning oil painter.

Martin’s work has earned him a Medaille d'Argent at his inaugural Paris Salon, recognition as one of the North's leading contemporary painters and seen his painting of Northern England hung in Downing St for the Govt. Art Collection.

An internationally recognised expert on oil painting he has hundreds of published articles spanning two decades, and thousands of students using his methods throughout the world.

At the heart of all this is Martin’s absolute passion for passing on his love of painting and knowledge of how it’s done.

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Be Brilliant!

Welcome to Creative Success.

Norfolk Painting School Live is more than just another art academy it’s a living breathing online community of like minded creative individuals, united by a passion to express themselves through painting.

Our students have gained International recognition for their work and many have become successful exhibiting oil painters. 

Martin is delighted to make his methods available to everyone because as he says ‘ their success is our success, we really are the smart place to learn painting.

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At the weekend I sold a painting that had been festering in my local pub for 3 years, whoop whoop.  

To celebrate my sale I enrolled for “Contemporary Glazing” and how thankful I am, Its like a ray of sunshine that has broken through the smog….. What a revelation in terms of technique that I or anyone can use in our paintings.  

So just saying folks, that “moment” is just around the corner, thank you Martin Kinnear, what an inspirational artist.

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