I happen to see a video on YouTube about a CNN report showcasing the story of a very gifted 12-year-old artist named Akiane Kramarik. There have been several young gifted artists in the past, but Akiane’s story is so fascinating.

What makes Akiane so unique is not how well she paints, but the subject of her work and her inspiration. When she was 4 she had many visions of meeting God. He told her that she needs to paint and help the less fortunate. At that age, when she had a vision she didn’t even know what the word “vision” really meant. She reported seeing millions of colors in her beautiful pictures of heaven that our eyes haven’t even seen yet on earth.

What makes her story even more bizarre is when you discover that her mother was an Atheist and her father is a recovering Catholic. Religion was never discussed in the house and the children are all homeschooled. Even her little brother is a talented, budding artist. Akiane was born in Mount Morris, Illinois. She is primarily a self-taught painter, but she states that she is taught by God. She started drawing at age four, painting at six, and writing poetry at seven. Her first completed self-portrait sold for $10,000.00. A large portion of the money generated from sales is donated by Akiane to charities. Her art, which depicts life, landscape, and people, is inspired by her visions of heaven, and her personal connection with God.

For more on her story you must these videos on Akiane:

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Retired missionary, pastor, seminary professor, Board Certified Chaplain and American Cancer Society Hope Lodge Director.
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