Kieron Williamson is an artist who is making bank. He saw 23 of his paintings sell for £242,095 ($367,800) in only 20 minutes, bought by phone and email buyers this past Friday. Prospects look bright for the young artist--and he's really young. He's only 10 years old.
His parents Keith and Michelle Williamson, 46 and 40, are sure that their son's abilities along with the buzz around his talent will bring his total earnings to $2.3 million. Do you feel unaccomplished yet? If not, maybe this will bring you over the edge.
"Hay bales at Sunset" by Kieron Williamson
The money from his sales is being invested on Kieron’s behalf, however he has already purchased a house worth over $2 million in the Norfolk Broads village of Ludham. It will house his own art gallery which will open in September. He's been described as the "Mini-Monet." Don't most 10-year-olds just look at Barney?
The kid has been recognized as a remarkable and unique talent. Adrian Hill, the managing director of the Picturecraft gallery, said: "The recognition from art critics and fine artists is absolutely remarkable. A senior figure from the Royal Institute of Oil Painters who met him described him as the future of oil painting in the U.K."