I saw this on the news yesterday and was just AMAZED!
9 year old, Kieron Williamson was a typical energetic toddler. He loved playing in the mud, investigating bugs, finding sticks and generally exploring the outdoors. Kieron’s parents, Michelle and Keith, have always been proud of him, as despite being quiet and reserved at school, he was always studious, achieving good grades and great comments in all of his subjects. His love of the outdoors extended to sports and Michelle and Keith were equally proud of him on school sports days.
Kieron first began drawing independently on the Williamson’s first family holiday to Cornwall, England in May 2008. At the age of 5, Kieron had shown little interest in drawing up to that point in his life, but, inspired by the boats in a nearby port, Kieron asked his parents for a sketch pad. The very next day he was drawing pictures of boats and as the holiday progressed he began to add backgrounds, scenery, hills and houses.
As time progressed, so did Kieron’s abilities.
Not only was Kieron quickly becoming a more competent artist, winning three local competitions for colouring, hat and apron decorating (!!), he also began to recognise that his art could have commercial value. During the early summer of 2009, Kieron advertised in Holt’s local newsletter, The Holt Chronicle, offering Pet Portraits to raise pocket money. The young entrepreneur appreciated that good art materials do not come cheap!
In August 2009, Kieron Williamson’s paintings made their first public appearance and the rest, as they say, is history!
Kieron has become a global phenomenon. His paintings have sold worldwide. His first exhibition sold out in 14 minutes. He has interest from over 35 countries worldwide and has over 1800 followers and this list is still growing!
Kieron divides his time between his art, football and playing his games console, in between going to school and doing all the normal things other boys his age do. His commitment to his art sees him getting up 6am each day before school, spending every available minute with other artists, learning new techniques and skills.
Kieron’s work is already spellbinding, but we are sure there is still more genius to come.