By Patrick Barkham. 29 Dec. 2009. Daily Mail Online.
He paints six pictures a week and his last exhibition sold out in 14 minutes…
Kieron Williamson kneels on the wooden bench in his small kitchen, takes a pastel from the box by his side and rubs it onto a piece of paper.
‘Have you got a picture in your head of what you’re going to do?’ asks his mother, Michelle. ‘Yep,’ Kieron nods. ‘A snow scene.’
I ask: because it is winter at the moment? ‘Yep.’ Do you know how you want it to come out? ‘Yep.’ And does it come out how you want it? ‘Sometimes it does.’
Like many great artists, small boys are not often renowned for being talkative. While Kieron Williamson is a very normal seven-year-old who uses his words sparingly, what slowly emerges on the small rectangle of paper in his kitchen is extraordinarily eloquent.
This month, Kieron’s second exhibition in a gallery in his home town of Holt, Norfolk, sold out in 14 minutes. The sale of 16 new paintings swelled his bank account by £18,200.