Ok, I have been posting too many child prodigy posts lately but somebody keeps showing me new precocious little artists and I really do think we grown ups could learn something from them. I promise this will be my last artist prodigy post for a while though. Kieron Williamson is 10 years old and has sold almost 1.5 million pounds worth of paintings!
The thing that is different with this child prodigy, apart from his prodigious selling abilities, is his subject matter. He actually has subject matter! Most child prodigies stick to abstract paintings but this artist out of the United Kingdom paints landscapes, pets, portraits and buildings. He struggles with portraits but he is just ten years old. It’s his landscapes that really kick ass.
He has been dubbed the “Mini Monet” but if you go to his website and check out how well it is set up to sell product you will see why I have called him the Mini Hirst. A recent sale of 23 paintings by the kid prodigy realized nearly 250 thousand pounds in 20 minutes of email and phone bids. And how many of you grown up artists have sold 1.5 million pounds worth of paintings?!! A few maybe, but most of the artists I know struggle to buy art supplies.
Hunworth, early spring
Pastel Holkham, Solitude
Watercolour Bait digger
Winter Light, Thurne
They’re nice, huh? Sure, it’s possible to go through them and find faults, but he is still a pre-teen boy! Did I mention that he has had 8 exhibitions and is struggling to keep up with the demand for his work online? He should think about hiring assistants
See more of the child prodigy Kieron Williamson’s work at his “official” website here.