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Boy With Extraordinary Talent

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merlotgran Thu 18-Jul-13 22:52:49

Is it right to take him out of school?

He's not going to be worried about a career but is it fair for him to miss out on a normal childhood?

Galen Thu 18-Jul-13 22:56:27

The boat painting is almost identical to one I've seen of Rolf Harris. I wonder how original the others are?

merlotgran Thu 18-Jul-13 22:57:51

Galen. Are you suggesting Rolfie looks like a boat? grin

Galen Thu 18-Jul-13 23:07:43

No! Sorry, bad grammar! I met Harris painted a practically identical painting I think. I saw a print of it in the Harris exhibition on the QE.

Galen Thu 18-Jul-13 23:15:39

I've found the one! I'll try and put it on the photo thread

Galen Thu 18-Jul-13 23:19:30

Ok, not identical, but very similar!

Elegran Fri 19-Jul-13 09:42:45

He is to be home-schooled. That won't keep him from still meeting his friends - my grandson was home-schooled for a couple of years and has had no trouble making friends and being "normal". It depends on how his parents treat his talent - if they try to hot-house him into concentrating on that to the detriment of anything else than he will suffer eventually, but if they make sure he gets time to just goof around he will be OK.

What a talent though! I think we will be hearing more of him.

Elegran Fri 19-Jul-13 09:44:33

His boat looks more real than the one in the foreground of Rolf's painting. That could be suspended just above the surface of the water.

Mishap Fri 19-Jul-13 10:40:39

His paintings are lovely.

The most important thing is that he should be happy and that all his other traits should be nurtured as well.

Nonu Fri 19-Jul-13 10:41:54

AND , he supports Norwich City F.C.
Good boy .


merlotgran Fri 19-Jul-13 11:48:15

I wonder if Delia has an original? wink

Nonu Fri 19-Jul-13 12:05:29


Nonu Fri 19-Jul-13 12:06:48

she could afford one !!!!!!

Deedaa Fri 19-Jul-13 20:53:14

It's a long way from being a talented ten year old to being a successful mature artist. I wonder why people are paying so much for his paintings. Do they think he is doing something new, or are they just paying for the novelty value?