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UK boy makes £1.5 million from his paintings

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Kieron Williamson, painting prodigy is seen working on a drawing.File photo: AP
Kieron Williamson, painting prodigy is seen working on a drawing.File photo: AP

Monet in the making! A 10-year-old primary school art prodigy in UK has seen his earnings soar to a staggering £1.5 million — after the latest sale of his paintings raised almost £250,000 in just 20 minutes.

Additionally, a dozen of Kieron Williamson’s latest works are expected to fetch around £100,000 this week.

That follows the £242,095 sale last week of 23 pictures snapped up in 20 minutes by email and phone bidders.

Cheapest of his paintings was a small £2,450 watercolour while a snow scene near his home in Trunch, Norfolk, sold for £30,000 , The Sun reported.

Not for money

“He is not motivated by the money side of things. He just wants to do paintings that people will like,” his father said.

Kieron — dubbed as Mini Monet — began painting landscapes at five. His first sale of 19 pictures in 2009 raised £14,000.

“Kieron’s paintings continue to be overwhelming and quite incredible,” Adrian Hill, of the art gallery in Holt where the boy’s latest exhibition is being held, said.

“The recognition from art critics and fine artists is absolutely remarkable. People just cannot believe that he is producing work like he does and he is still only ten,” Hill said.


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