Nine Year Old Artist Set to Make a Million
Norfolk's Keiron Williamson to break £1m in 'career' earnings with new sale
They say you’re never too young to start making money, and one nine year old Norfolk artist is putting that theory to the test, with his latest collection expected to sell for more than £100k at his upcoming exhibition. Kieron Williamson, who has been dubbed ‘Mini Monet’, is expected to become a millionaire from the sale, with his current earnings around £900k, and his last collection of 24 paintings selling for £250k.
Kieron paints mainly landscapes, and only started four years ago, and his upcoming show is a retrospective exhibition of his work up to now to show how he has progressed over the years. That’s right, a nine year old with a retrospective – it makes all of us at MoneyMaker Magazine feel very un-industrious indeed.
The young artist has become something of a media personality since his last successful exhibition, with international sales including a landscape of Mevagissey Harbour in Cornwall for a personal best £42,500, and regular sell-outs within ten minutes for his acclaimed work, generating sales in Africa, North America and Asia, as well as European sales.
The new exhibition, Journey puts another ten of his pictures up for sale, and they are expected to generate considerably more than £100k during what is the seventh exhibition of his work.
Keiron’s mother, Michelle, who holds all the artist’s income in a trust fund, also this week launched a new book about her talented son’s rise to prominence, called ‘Kieron Williamson Coming to Light – The Remarkable Story of a Child’s Gift to Painting’.
“His paintings are continuing to progress and improve – but he is still a normal boy. The critics are now accepting that his art has moved on from that of a naive child and he is now being compared to his adult peers.
“He is not quite as prolific as he used to be, because he is busy with his homework and is in the school football team. He makes sure that he has time for all the other things he enjoys. He no longer gets up at 6am and knocks out a painting before school. He would rather watch TV and play about – but he still loves painting and does two or three a week.”
The works on display will include the 24 that he has just sold as well as the ten which are mostly being kept back for sale during the exhibition.
Adrian Hill from the Picturecraft gallery, said “Kieron’s success has gone far beyond him just being a little boy who is good at painting. If you ask him about his incredible financial success, he just looks at you and grins. His first question is never, ‘did I sell them all?’ Instead he asks, ‘did people like them?’”