Online. In Person. On Demand  Exceptional Painting Tuition Since 2007 

Since 2007 we've been the go to painting school

for professional artists and dedicated amateurs looking for structured. practical and proven tuition in oil painting. Our students professional development has been phenomenal and we celebrate all their successes.

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Who Are We?

In a Nutshell 

In 2007 artist Martin Kinnear set up the first Norfolk Painting School in a modest garden studio in Syderstone, Norfolk. Within a year we had so many students that the School moved to a teaching studio and gallery , and before we knew it we had three teaching studios in Norfolk and even one in Anglesey and in North Yorkshire.In 2020 we invested and evolved into Norfolk Painting School Live to offer not just workshops but online art classes to students from all over the world. 

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Passionate about Painting 

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Martin Kinnear is an award winning artist and world renowned expert in teaching traditional, modern and contemporary oil painting. in 2018 he was singled out for a Medaille d' Argent at his inaugural Paris Salon by Catherine Severac, director of the Societie Nationale des Beaux Arts. Martin is that rare thing, an artist who can teach.  

Martin shows his work regularly at Solo shows in Commercial Galleries as well as Public Galleries. 

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L. Haywood. Aug 2021

It is the most comprehensive, enjoyable learning I have ever undertaken, Martin's knowledge and skill is vast  and he shares that with everyone.'

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M. Frost 2018

'What made it extra special for me is the wonderful atmosphere at the school, something indefinable but always present.'

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Roger. S.2020 

Martin's knowledge of both artists and technique is so profound and his ability to put his words into paint is amazing. Almost overwhelming.'

What Our Students Say