Kieron Williamson proof that talent runs in the blood and blooms at any age, he started drawing at the age of five.
By the time he was 10 years old, he’d made £1.5 million from his paintings.
Here are the five questions we had for prodigious young artist.
I can take most constructive criticism and learn from it,
some opinions are nasty so I ignore those,
our family motto is ‘Carry on Regardless’ so I tend to follow my own agenda most of the time.
My artwork is not abstract or contemporary, so some would think it unfashionable,
I paint what I love to paint rather than worry about whether it is fashionable.
I think there are other influences on my work,
not necessarily maturity,
I’ve always been serious about my artwork,
so maturity wouldn’t be the biggest impact.
This is titled ‘The Riddlers’
it is of two farming brothers who are riddling potatoes,
I am lucky to have farmers close by that use traditional farming methods.
I get to choose who I exhibit with each year as I hire the whole gallery space.
I chose to hang alongside Edward Seago in 2014,
Jack Cox in 2015, Peggy Sommerville in 2016.
I am waiting to go back down to Cornwall to paint,
to find the next perfect spot to paint.
There is a painting every where you look.
I never get tired of looking at the environment, the skies, the time of the day…
Nature provides it all.