It’s impossible to guess that Kieron Williamson is only 6 years old by looking at his art. But this young boy from Norfolk, in the UK, is indeed extremely talented and is preparing for his first exhibition in a gallery near his home in Holt on Sunday, January 31st.
Experts agree that Williamson’s mastery and ability resemble that of an accomplished painter. His paintings, which have included harbor scenes, animals, rural visits, and landmarks, have shadows, depth, and reflections, all elements that demonstrate an ability well beyond his years.
Williamson’s mother, Michelle, said that her son only recently showed and interest in drawing. Up until a year ago his parents had to encourage him to color dinosaurs by first drawing them for him.”The turning point was when we took our first family vacation to Devon and Cornwall last summer,” Michelle told the Daily Mail. “He liked the boats and scenery. He asked for some plain paper and started drawing his own stuff.”
After the trip, Williamson started taking some art classes and has been drawing ever since. The Williamson’s family lives in a top floor flat with no garden or outside space, and Kieron’s parents said that perhaps their son chose some of his topics to create his own scenery.
Williamson has said that he likes to think of places he hasn’t seen or been to and that painting is inspiring and fun. This six year old is a great admirer of Norfolk landscape artist Edward Seago who died in 1974 and who painted several works for the late Queen Mother. Young Williamson plans on sending one of his pictures to Prince Charles. He has already sent his work to the Queen and is awaiting a response.
No matter the reason for Williamson’s painting, how he chose his subjects, or who inspires him, this boy’s talent is truly amazing and hopefully we’ll see much more from this young artist in the years to come.
Source: Daily Mail