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Welcome to Martin Kinnear & Norfolk Painting School Live 

Time to be honest with yourselves - what do you really want? do you really want to learn painting? or do you really want to socialise with your chums, have a good chat and also do a bit of painting? Both are equally valid and important but we only offer the first! 


Learning with us is a unique experience , world class tuition from an Internationally award winning and exhibiting Artist - the real deal if you will. This means that you are able to receive the very best tuition at a time to suit you and your diary. We worked out that you could join every single class we offer and have a years membership of StudioTalk for less than the average cost of travelling to our old studios in Norfolk for one class. Let me let you into a secret you really would learn more and develop quicker with our proven live and fully interactive online tuition. With our investment into broadcast quality cameras and sound you really do see every brushstroke and hear every word , in fact you get the best seat in the house! 


I collated the following comments from just one week on our private StudioTalk Facebook pages.


"I’ve just checked selection results for the Society of Women Artists exhibition - and poured myself a cheeky g&t! 

Both of my entries have been accepted!!

But what I need to tell you is that the style and use of colour in these pieces is ENTIRELY the result of two years following Studio Talk and talking various NPS online classes.

Gradually, the gentle reinforcement of ideas and principles has changed what I want to achieve with my art, and enabled what I’m beginning to achieve with it now. It’s moved me away from the tight realistic work that was messing with my sanity!

I’m posting this with much gratitude to Martin and all the NPS team.

The exhibition opens at the Mall Galleries on 6th September. KN"


"Credit to NPS for giving us Studio Talk, a weekly joyous interval from daily servitude but also introducing wonderful artists to us. Yesterday was an immersion of colour, Ann Redpath in the morning and painter of light, Joaquin Sorolla class in the afternoon. My heart and head is so full of colour and anticipation of planning and starting the process…. just saying how wonderful the tuition is thank you Jane and Martin Kinnear and Paul Minter" S O’M 

"I would never have imagined 2 years ago that I could paint this on a long ground all in one go. I’ve learnt so much I absolutely love studio talk and The Norfolk Painting School. Thank you Martin for world class teaching and such generous sharing of your knowledge."


If you are an ambitious painter why don't you join us? It couldn't be easier start by joining StudioTalk here we even give you a free 14 day trial period to see if its for you!

"Without the inspiration, direction and support from you I would never have got this far. Eternally grateful! I champion Norfolk Painting School Live and Martin whenever I can"     ( Jill C May 2022) 


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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.

Stella O'M January2022