Kieron Williamson

Kieron Williamson

Mini Monet’s monster masterpiece

The child artist dubbed ‘Mini Monet’ has painted one of 84 giant dragons which will be form part of a sculpture trial around Norwich.

Kieron Williamson is still only 12 but has sold several million pounds’ worth of paintings around the world.

He has been commissioned to paint one of 84 giant dragon sculptures which will go on display around Norwich as part of the GoGoDragons trail planned for this summer.

Kieron is famous for his Broadland scenes and his dragon has become a monster canvas for him.

“Ludham, which most of the scenes are based on, has the tale of a dragon. He terrorised the village and they blocked up his hole and it went down into the dungeons of the gatehouse of St Benet’s Abbey where it was left.”

– Kieron Williamson, artist.

The Go Go Dragons will appear on the streets of Norwich from June 21.

The sculptures, which are a Wild in Art event similar to the giant gorillas seen in 2013, will be auctioned off in October to raise money for Break , a charity that cares for vulnerable people.

Kieron admits it will be difficult to part with the dragon he’s called Luda.

“It would be nice to keep it. I’ve got really attached to it because he’s just a lovely thing. Be sad to see him go.”

– Kieron Williamson, artist.

The talented 12-year-old may have to consider outbidding everyone else.

Natalie Gray reports.

 

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