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KIERON WILLIAMSON: THE MINI MONET


ENGLAND – The talents of one young painter will make your jaw drop!

Kieron Williamson is showing that age is just a number and you can do great things at any age. Dubbed “mini Monet,” Williamson has become Britain’s most talked-about young artist. His reputation is growing by the day and his paintings are already garnering impressive sums – and his new works already have a long waiting list.

“Cows are the easiest thing to paint,” said the prodigy who recently turned 8. “You don’t have to worry about doing so much detail.”

Horses, on the other hand, are “a lot harder. You have to get their legs right, and you have to make their back legs much bigger than their front.”

Williamson’s skills and talents are now reaching the world and he has become a global sensation. All 33 of the pastels, watercolors and oil paintings in his latest exhibition sold, within half an hour, for a total of 150,000 pounds ($235,000). Buyers from as far away as the United States lined up overnight outside the gallery, there is a 3,000-strong wanting list for his Impressionistic landscapes of boat-dotted estuaries, snowy fields and wide marshland skies.

The young man has his own website and business card. Journalists from around the world are eager to travel to his home town to interview him. The 8-year-old is a budding star and the sky is the limit for him.

The attention doesn’t bother the young prodigy. “It feels normal to me,” he says.