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article imageSeven-year-old artist sold 16 paintings in 14 minutes

By Andy Madden     Dec 31, 2009 in Arts
A young artist from Holt, Norfolk, UK, is selling paintings for more than £900 and he sold 16 paintings at an exhibition in 14 minutes.
Kieron Williamson, aged just seven, began painting when he was five and now has 680 people on a waiting list to buy his work. People even offer to buy his school books, as the Guardian reports.
Despite being a landscape painter, Kieron is often talked about in the same breath as Picasso even though the young prodigy says, “We don’t know who Picasso is, really,”
The son of a former electrician dad and a nutritionist mom manages to do six paintings a week and the exhibition at Picturecraft’s gallery and exhibition centre, Holt, UK, where he sold the 16 paintings and swelled his bank account to a massive £18,200.
The exhibition of Kieron’s paintings featuring Norfolk locations, sunsets, snow scenes and churches, was supposed to last for a month but many of the paintings, due to being sold, were removed from the wall on the first day.
Adrian Hill, co-owner of the Picturecraft gallery was amazed: “It was over before it started. I have had fabulous sell out shows before, but never in that space of time, it was absolute bedlam. Kieron is now simply one of the most coveted British artists out there, he is red hot," as EDP24 reports.
Kieron, who likes football and playing on his Xbox, plans to do another exhibition in August if he manages to produce enough paintings.
See more of Kieron’s work here. (Picturecraft)
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