Buyers flock to snap up latest paintings by 10-year-old art prodigy Kieron Williamson
17:00 19 July 2013
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The paintings look like works by an experienced ‘old master.’
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.
“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.
The Kieron Williamson exhibition runs until Wednesday July 31, 9am–5pm daily, 11am-4pm Sundays. More information at www.picturecraftgallery.co.uk.