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Paris Salon des Beaux Arts 2022 

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Société Nationale des Beaux Arts 

For me, the Pais Salon is the big one, so after the disappointment of being unable to exhibit since 2020 , I'm absolutely thrilled to be back for my third Salon on their special 160th anniversary exhibition. See you at the vernissage!   

News & Reviews

BBC Look North Feature 20.01. 2022 

The BBC filmed Martin during the installation of Regeneration and asked how he went from the council estates of East Lancashire to the Paris Salon, Downing St and The Bowes Museum to bring his message about transformative change to life.  

Press and Digital Reviews

Martin Kinnear’s uplifting depiction of the North caught Boris Johnson’s eye and is now the subject of Regeneration, the eagerly awaited exhibition at the Bowes Museum. The artist spoke to David Whetstone about its various moods and themes.

With deft brushstrokes and exuberant swathes of colour, he elevates grittiness to something rich and magisterial.

No wonder he is “lionised in Paris”.'

David Whetstone. Cultured North East Jan 10. 2022

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The critics on 'Backstreet Burnley'

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'Burnley (oil on canvas) was duly selected for the Government Art Collection (GAC) and it hangs at Downing Street, there to be admired by the Prime Minister and his Cabinet.

On the GAC website it is described thus: “landscape 21stC, industrial, urban, bin, street, terraced house, chimney”.

If that isn’t the perfect counterpoint to a Lulu Lytle interior, then I don’t know what is.

But if that blunt inventory sounds bleak, the Kinnear painting style is anything but. With deft brushstrokes and exuberant swathes of colour, he elevates grittiness to something rich and magisterial.

No wonder he is “lionised in Paris”.

David Whetstone. Art Critic Jan 2022

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Living North East Article. March 2022 

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Living North East Article. March 2022 

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