"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced." - Vincent Van Gogh

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Artist Inspiration... Akiana Kramarik

"When you spend 400 hours on a painting 6 days a week 3-5 hours a day, you will understand why I say it is like a child growing in a womb...Every single painting that I created has a heart beat if you listen... you can really hear it."  Akiane, 17

These paintings are done by child prodigy, Akiana Kramarik. Take a look at her website - you are not going to believe this! artakiane.com For a quick overview, read about her in wikipedia.

Akiana is a self-taught painter who was inspired and taught to paint by God through visions of heaven (her parents were atheists at the time). Starting at the young age of four, we can watch the progression of her painting. Her lighting, her expressions, her amazing portraiture will absolutely astound you! Akiana is also a poet, pianist and writer! Her creative expression knows no boundaries! She has been featured in the past on both Oprah and CNN. Akiana is now 17 years old and continues to inspire her audience with her beautiful work.

To find out more, watch the 29 minute video interview with Akiana when she was 15 in my other post today.

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