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Kieron Williamson’s paintings fetch thousands and attract buyers from all over the world.
The astonishing sale attracted buyers from as far as Arizona, New York and South Africa, with others bidding by telephone from around the world in the hope of securing an original.
One couple from Philadelphia camped for two days outside the gallery in Kieron’s home town of Holt, Norfolk, to make sure they did not miss out when the third exhibition of his work opened on Friday morning.
Gallery owner Adrian Hill said: ‘Kieron has probably become one of the most collectable artists currently exhibiting worldwide. He’s impressionist without being too abstract. ‘He is years in advance of where he should be.’