12-Year-Old Prodigy Raised Atheist Paints Visions of God and Heaven
By Anthony Gucciardi
At the age of six, child prodigy Akiane Kramarik began painting with the skill of a seasoned veteran — all with zero training. Despite being raised as an atheist, Akiane says that it all began when she received visions of Heaven that ultimately expanded to the face of Jesus.
At the age of eight, Akiane used her astounding skills to paint an image of God that she says she saw in a vision. A painting that is now famous around the globe years later, ultimately leading to the young Akiane’s appearance on numerous top television programs. Now at 17 years of age, Akiane is famous for her paintings of both Heaven and other spiritual concepts, in addition to her poetry that often accompanies the paintings. In the interview above, you can hear as Akiane explains how in her visions of Heaven she witnesses a bountiful amount of colors that cannot translate to the canvas.
Ultimately, her work and inspiration led to her atheist parents to consider the possibility that Akiane really was painting legitimate visions she was being given. Years later, Akiane’s Lithuanian mother and American father now identify as Christians in light of Akiane’s work. Work that is now internationally recognized and purchased up by celebrities and business leaders for upwards of a few million dollars — a portion of which is donated by the Kamarik’s to different charities.
Akiane’s work may be familiar to you, as she has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, various news programs, Larry King, and so on. That said, her work is highly inspiring — even if you reject the very notion of God. There are painters who have taken thousands of dollars worth of training courses (or more) and accrued a college education on the subject that envy the ability of this young girl. An ability that she developed at an extremely young age without any formal training. To this day, Akiane’s website lists her as self-taught.
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