Rolling Stones niece holds art exhibition at nine years old

This Is Local London: Paloma, 9, has already produced 30 paintings and has no intention of stopping yet Paloma, 9, has already produced 30 paintings and has no intention of stopping yet

The niece of one of music’s most famous drummers has shown that she too has an extraordinary talent.

Paloma Newbould-Shepherd, of Bounds Green, is the niece of Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts - and at just nine years old, she will have her own exhibition in Enfield this weekend to display her work.

Paloma has also immortalised her uncle Charlie Watts in a dazzling portrait of the 72 year-old which she gave to him at their Hyde Park performance last weekend.

The Bounds Green artist, who started drawing when she was four, attends classes twice a week and admits that her talent has come from her aunt and wife to the Stones drummer, Shirley, who is a well-known artist.

She said: “Everyone is really proud and supportive of me, especially my nan, she thinks I am a genius.”

The budding artist also revealed that her most prized painting was of her dog, Mitsy. She said: “I like Mitsy. I think that one is my favourites because she is very cute but difficult to draw, especially round the eyes.”

Asked if she would pursue her artistic career further, Paloma set her future sights on the world of fashion. She added: “One day I want to design my own clothes and shoes, maybe start my own label.”

The exhibition is at N13 Dental Practice in 138 Bowes Road, N13. Admission is by invitation only. To inquire about attending, call 0208 8882121.

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