Buyers flock to snap up latest paintings by 10-year-old art prodigy Kieron Williamson

Ten-year-old Ten-year-old "mini Monet" Kieron Williamson painting on the Norfolk broads, with his mum Michelle and dad Keith.Copyright Albanpix.com. Pic by Rob Howarth

Friday, July 19, 2013
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The paintings look like works by an experienced ‘old master.’

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Kieron Williamson Paintings. Pictured: Winter Barn Trunch. Photo: SuppliedKieron Williamson Paintings. Pictured: Winter Barn Trunch. Photo: Supplied

But the atmospheric landscapes are done by young master Kieron Williamson, a 10-year-old talent who continues to take the art world by storm.

Today, Friday, another dozen of his pictures sold for £210,000 - double the expected sum - snapped up in just 30 minutes by buyers visiting his latest exhibition at Holt’s Picturecraft gallery.

Last week 23 more were sold for £242,079 - bringing the show total to nearly £450,000 - and his art earnings to around £1.5m in just four years.

Gallery owner Adrian Hill said: “The reaction of the public to the quality of the work has been overwhelming. They cannot believe a little lad can produce such beautiful material.

Kieron Williamson Paintings. Pictured: Hay Bales at Sunset. Photo: SuppliedKieron Williamson Paintings. Pictured: Hay Bales at Sunset. Photo: Supplied

“One man was so moved it took him a while to be able to speak to us,” he added.

Buyers had come from as far afield as London and Glasgow, but there was no-one camped out overnight as there had been in previous years, due to the short notice of the sale of extra paintings.

The top price was £30,000 for a 30in by 40in winter oil scene at Trunch. Smaller watercolours were fetching about £5,000.

Mr Hill said that by “price per square inch” the youngster was getting close to the figures commanded by painting greats such as Edward Seago.

Kieron Williamson Paintings. Pictured: Winter light Thurne. Photo: SuppliedKieron Williamson Paintings. Pictured: Winter light Thurne. Photo: Supplied

The Kieron Williamson exhibition runs until Wednesday July 31, 9am–5pm daily, 11am-4pm Sundays. More information at www.picturecraftgallery.co.uk.

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  • And what will these pictures be worth when he's an adult?

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    Ne Absiste

    Saturday, July 20, 2013

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