It is a bitter pill to swallow, to see someone achieving financial success in the current economic climate. But Kieron has paid full adult rate taxes since the beginning of his career as a selling artist. Thats ten years before his class mates.
Kieron has also raised tens of thousands of pounds for charity too. So when you see figures of Kieron's earnings reaching the headlines, please remember how selective it all is, and that Kieron is making a full contribution to his country, on top of his charitable contributions. To have such fortune so early will either fuel Kieron's desire to achieve more, or lead him to 'drop out' because there is no incentive for young entrepreneurs to continue.
We hope he'll continue to paint because he LOVES it, and not be put off by the red tape that surrounds the sales of his work.