Image caption, Makenzy Beard, 14, saw herself offer thousands of pounds for her paintings
Teenage girl from Swansea, who started painting during the lockdown, was offered thousands of pounds for some of his work.
Makenzy Beard, 14years, sparked international interest in his portraits which were exhibited in a gallery in Cardiff.
H er portrait of his neighbor, farmer John Tucker, went viral after it was posted on social media.
Makenzy said that she still wanted to continue painting as a hobby for now.
Art lovers in the Middle East, the United States and the UK have expressed interest in his work.
Blackwater Gallery in Cardiff Bay said three of the Makenzy 's pieces have already been sold - a buyer has offered £ 10,000.
Image caption, Farmer John Tucker said his portrait was "like a photograph
The gallery believes his work could continue to fetch tens of thousands of pounds in the years to come if Makenzy continues its current trajectory in the art world.
Blackwater Gallery Director Kimberley Lewis said: "I think anyone can be a good portrait painter, but I think it takes a lot to show a person's true personality and soul through her pieces and I think for someone this young Makenzy does it brilliantly. "
Makenzy's most recent portrait is that of her grandfather, Bernard Davies. It is currently one of six pieces on display at the gallery and a few more pieces are expected to be added to the collection shortly.
Image source, Makenzy Beard Image caption, Makenzy keeps the portrait of her grandfather
The teenager said that she kept the portrait of the grandfather because of its sentimental value.
"This is a whole new step for me. to have your work in your own shed or post it on social media, but then to have experts in the art world who recognize your work and want it in their space to show it off is really cool .
"It 's not something I have done before. I haven't been to a lot of galleries before, so I went from a few galleries to showing my own work in a gallery, which is a big jump.
Image caption, Makenzy Beard, 14, started painting during Covid lockdown figcaption>
When it comes to her future, the Bishopston Comprehensive student said she always keeps all of her options open.
"I think that's m 'was even more convinced that now I do a bit of whatever I want it to stay that way. I don't think I want to be an artist as a job but I want to have that on the side.
"I think it's quite nice to have a balance between art and academic stuff. I also want to travel and play sports "she added.