The victory of Suman Kaur, a Leeds College of Art Access to HE Diploma student, was announced on the show’s season finale last night.
During the last episode, the four remaining artists were put through their paces in a series of increasingly difficult challenges, including painting from a boat on the River Thames.
Adam Stone, Access to HE Course leader at Leeds College of Art, said: “We are delighted that Suman has won BBC One’s The Big Painting Challenge.
“Before joining our Access to HE Diploma Art and Design course Suman didn’t have any formal art training; but the determination, ambition and talent that she demonstrates as a student was evident throughout the show.
“We are proud to celebrate her success, well done Suman.”
Art has always been a passion for Leeds-based Suman, who recently left her full time job working in prosthetics and orthotics to pursue a creative career.