Child Monet to Hockney's iPad
- By Richard Branson -
- Sep 05, 2012
Last month 24 of Kieron Williamson's latest pieces sold for a combined £250,000. In 2010, his first major art sale earned £150,000 in half an hour.
Like many of us, Kieron was inspired by the ocean, after seeing boats in an English port. However, he had a natural talent for painting and has quickly built up a reputation as a child Monet.
His work is pretty incredible and well worth a look if you haven’t seen it previously. It's great to see such a young person producing such beautiful, classical art and inspiring people of all ages to take up painting.
From a very young to a not-so-young artist, who has been inspiring people for years is David Hockney. He featured in our very first edition of Student magazine in 1967and is still one of the most vital artists operating today.
What particularly excites me about David's work is how he embraces new technology. I would be lost without my iPad to keep up to date with my social media and discover what is happening in the world. It seems David would too, as he now produces fantastic art using his iPad! So they aren't just for updating Twitter then...
By Richard Branson. Founder of Virgin Group