Seven-year-old's paintings fetch £150,000 in Norfolk

  • 30 July 2010
  • From the section Norfolk

An exhibition of paintings by a seven-year-old artist from Norfolk have sold out, fetching about £150,000 in half an hour.

Works by Kieron Williamson, from Holt, have sold to fans from as far away as Arizona in the USA.

The exhibition opened at the Picturecraft Gallery in Holt.

Gallery owner Adrian Hill said: "Kieron has probably become one of the most collectable artists currently exhibiting worldwide."

The paintings, which include landscapes and town scenes, fetched between £1,825 and £7,995.

'Big Norfolk skies'

Kieron said he likes painting landscapes in Norfolk.

"I like them because they've got big Norfolk skies and not too many hills or mountains," he said.

Kieron first started drawing independently on his first family holiday to Cornwall in May 2008.

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.

In pictures: Williamson's artwork

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