‘Mini Monet’: Nine-year-old artist set to become a millionaire

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“A nine-year-old art genius nicknamed ‘Mini Monet’ is about to become a millionaire after selling his latest collection of 24 paintings for £250,000″, reports The Daily Mail.

“Kieron Williamson, from Norfolk, had his landscape pictures snapped up by telephone and internet buyers from around the world in just 15 minutes during a recent sale.

The youngster only started painting during a family trip to Devon and Cornwall in 2008 – before then he had just coloured in dinosaurs his parents had drawn for him.

But since then he has become an international art sensation with some of his pieces being bought for tens of thousands of pounds.

The paintings sold recently included two landscapes priced at £34,950 each while even small pastels which took him just a few minutes to paint sold for between £6,000 and £7,000.

Kieron’s work first came on the market in the summer of 2009 when 19 of his paintings were sold for £14,000 in a sealed bid auction.

Three months later another 16 of his paintings were up snapped for £17,000 in just 14 minutes in his second exhibition at the Picturecraft gallery.

He made another £106,260 last November when an exhibition of a dozen paintings sold out in just ten minutes and 50 seconds.

An exhibition of 33 of his oils, watercolours and pastels sold out within half an hour for £150,000 in July 2010 with buyers flying in from Arizona, New York and South Africa to snap them up.

Some fans even camped outside the gallery for up to 48 hours to make sure they did not miss out on one of his paintings while others telephoned in bids from Tokyo, Canada and Germany.

His record price for a painting so far was £42,500, for a picture of Mevagissey Harbour in Cornwall which was bought by an insurance company last year and now hangs in its boardroom.”

Read on and see more pictures by Kieron Williamson at The Daily Mail.

More at kieronwilliamson.com