My Chosen Path
My Chosen Path by Kieron Williamson (Halsgrove Publishing)
The artist Kieron Williamson rose to public awareness when, aged six, his first paintings were put on show. The following year, in 2009, sixteen of his paintings sold in less than quarter of an hour and since that time all his exhibitions have been sell-out shows taking over £2 million.
These are the facts through which Kieron’s celebrity has grown, creating worldwide media interest whenever and wherever he exhibits his work. Collectors and patrons vie for his pictures which are held in private collections throughout the world.
But what of his art? In this book Kieron himself describes what it is that motivates him to paint, his unquenchable thirst to develop his technical expertise and his constant search for subjects where his skill can be tested. He writes too of the importance of the support given by family and friends who, against the clamour of media scrutiny, provide a secure private life from which he can pursue his passion to paint.
And the way ahead? While still in his mid teens Kieron is already answering those questions about his future that first arose when he came to fame as the ‘Mini Monet’. The paintings in this book confirm his status as an artist and reveal to us something of the direction this exciting young talent will now follow.
Now in his sixteenth year, there’s little to be said about Kieron Williamson that hasn’t already been written in countless newspapers and magazines, and in television programmes, including the recent BBC film full length documentary ‘Mini Monet Millionaire’.
More often than not the emphasis is on Kieron’s youth and the price paid for his works when they come up for sale. Less time is devoted to looking at Kieron’s paintings themselves.
It will be welcomed therefore that in this book Kieron provides the reader with a personal view of his most recent work, describing the kinds of subjects that motivate him to get up before dawn and cycle to where he can absorb the landscapes that excite him to capture the moment in paint, whether it be a frosty morning in his native Norfolk or a sunrise over a misty harbour in Cornwall.
Here also are many examples of his more recent figurative work revealing a new side of Kieron’s emerging and prodigious talent. Included also are a number of examples of paintings Kieron has collected himself, by artists whom he most admires and whose works have influenced or delighted him.
Kieron also touches upon life away from the easel, providing insights into his family life, home tutoring, and his thoughts on the future.
Imprint: Halstar. ISBN 978 1 906690 66 3, hardback, 260x270mm, 144 pages. Published June 2018.
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