Course Director Martin Kinnear awarded Medaille d’Argent at the Paris Salon

We are thrilled to announce that Norfolk Painting School Course Director Martin Kinnear was awarded a medal d’argent at his first Paris Salon! The Salon , organised by the Societie Nationale des Beaux Arts has taken place every year since 1861, and, having presented works by artists such as Monet, Picasso and Degas is widely considered to be the most prestigious open art competition.

Martin Kinnear at the 2018 Salon

Martin’s work ‘Burnsall Winter’  (taken from his 2018 solo show Beyond Here, which may be seen at ), was selected to be shown from from thousands of entries from international artists and took one of the three medals awarded by the SNBA  from a field of over 600 exhibitors at the Salon.

Burnsall Winter. Medaille d’ Argent, 2018 Salon. Oil on canvas 48×36″ by Martin Kinnear

The painting was part of a Martin’s latest biannual show which he creates as he teaches the Norfolk Painting School Diploma, to ensure that tuition is being delivered ‘from a working artist‘. To find out more contact the School.