Capturing the English country side in a style many describe as neo-Impressionist, the mini-Monet displays a sensitivity and finesse that is exceptional for such a young artist. His passion for capturing the light and geometry of a scene is matched only by his ability to perceive a scene with a masters eye and then translate this onto canvas.
Fans have been known to camp outside the gallery for up to 48 hours to make sure they don’t miss out on one of his paintings. Exhibitions of the mini-Monet’s art works sell out within hours of opening. Recently his latest collection of 24 paintings sold for £250,000, in the process making him a millionaire.
Busting the art world open with his water colours, pastels and oils this pint sized artist may just go on to be a modern day master, as long as he survives puberty of course.
Kieron’s talents first appeared while on holiday in Cornwell, when he was but a wee five year old. Taking time to enjoy the view of the Cornish seaside and boats in the harbor Kieron just felt like putting what he was seeing on paper. At this point his passion for producing art eclipsed a normal child’s artistic drive and talents. A drive that some called obsessive.
Clues to Kieron’s extra-ordinary talents soon began to appear. Michelle, Kierons mother, took some of the mini-Monet’s art work to Carol Pennington’s studio and shop, looking for a profession opinion. Carol was impressed from the outset. With far too much energy to stay indoors Kieron now spent his free time with Carol at the shop. She had noticed that his eye for color and shade was exceptional. Set the task of pre-mixing shades of grey paint for sale. Keiron was able to mix 25 shades of grey, remembering exactly how they were mixed, ratios, and even imagining how they could be applied to his own artworks. Typically most people are lucky if the can mix 6 shades of grey in the same way.
Kieron and his family in the not to distant past lived in a rented 2 bedroom flat next door to a petrol station in Holt. With his earnings from the sales approaching the £1 million mark his family have been able to move to his new home, a modest £150,000 house in the picturesque village of Ludham in the Norfolk Broads. Near the home of his artist hero Edward Seago and nowhere near the pumping of petrol.
Kieron is above all still just an average school boy. He attends school by day and plays soccer or does his homework by night. With the exception being there seems to be a fully matured artists inside there somewhere. This passionate artist within drove him to produce a painting a day during his first years. Now, the boy within has more time and he only works on his art between his normal childhood activities. He still manages to produce 3 paintings a week on average though.
Now there is a waiting list to buy his paintings, a long list of 6,000 people waiting patiently for their own little piece of genius. Apparently he is very popular in the American art collecting circles.
Kieron’s mother Michelle, “Kieron was a typical energetic toddler with a passion for mud and water. He loved riding his bike and throwing stones into the sea and every available puddle. The walk to and from school was more like an assault course for Kieron and he would often appear out of the bushes with a stick or bug in hand.”
Kieron’s is a story of a young talented artist. Seemingly a normal little lad that just happens to be able to paint like a master. A pleasant surprise that made the entire Highpants office go wow, Kieron Williamson, our favorite artist under 5 feet tall.
Reference: Kieron Williamson’s Website