Meet Kieron Williamson, the latest and greatest thing to come out of Britain. The 8-year-old is taking the world by storm, being nicknamed “the mini Monet,” because of his gorgeous paintings that look like they’ve been created by someone far beyond Williamson’s years. His most recent art exhibition sold for a whopping $235, 000 — in a half hour! Tell me, when was the last time you made that kind of money in such a short time span?
It’s hard to believe that he’s only eight years old, but how did this “paintbrush prodigy” get his start?
His parents, who are not art-inclined (despite father Keith being an art dealer), said their son simply asked for pencils and paper when they were on vacation three years ago. Imagine their surprise (and pride), when they were handed back an astonishingly good picture of sailboats. Kieron’s skill progressed from that point, and now the little artist has people from all over the world coming to interview him and view his work. And while many people have publicly worried that all this fame will be detrimental to his childhood, rest assured — his parents insist that he’s still just a fun-loving little boy, who happens to have a famous art career on the side.
But don’t hold your breath if you were hoping to get your hands on one of Kieron’s masterpieces. His waiting list is closing in on 3,000!