Things to do when you’re 7: Make a picture like this one by Kieron Williamson, painting prodigy.
A collection of scenic paintings by 7-year-old British boy Kieron Williamson sold out in a very short time for a very hefty amount of money—we’re talking half an hour and $236,000—at a gallery in Norfolk last weekend. That’s enough scratch to make the tedious nicknames that those clever media people can’t help but bestow upon the lad, such as “Mini Monet,” worth it, eh Kieron? Don’t spend it all in one place. —KA
People from as far away as South Africa, Arizona and New Jersey showed up at the Picturecraft Art Gallery to purchase the prodigy’s prized work. Many camped outside the gallery for two days awaiting the 9 o’clock sale, gallery owner Adrian Hill said.
“Kieron is painting so far in advance of his own years,” Hill said. “There are many talented artists out there, but I can’t think of one that’s made such an impact at such a young age.”