Akiane—The Prodigy Who Paints Heaven

Akiane displays her self-portrait to Oprah

Akiane Kramarik (born July 9, 1994) was four years old when she began describing her visits to Heaven to her mother, who was an atheist at the time and had never discussed religion with her daughter.

At six, Akiane began painting her visions. It appears that this self-taught painting phenom has a direct pipeline to divine inspiration!

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16 Responses to “Akiane—The Prodigy Who Paints Heaven”

  1. ArrVee Says:

    those paintings have so much depth and expression that she must have seen them not just with her mind’s eye, but more so with her soul, and the essence of these experiences inevitably surface as she renders them in 2-dimensional form. Her music will express them in other dimensions helpful to us, but all these should be a hint to us that our physical senses in this world are woefully inadequate for capturing, expressing or even imagining what waits for us in the next world.

    What lets us make that leap is Faith, not just with what she is trying to express, but with Him who gave her a glimpse into His world, and the gift He gave her to express it for the rest of us.

  2. Phil Bolsta Says:

    Well said, ArrVee. The notion of an eight-year-old being able to paint with such skill and such soul is clear evidence that there is a force at work beyond what our physical senses can detect. How else can such talent be explained? It can’t, not in rational terms.

  3. ArrVee Says:

    in that last painting, “Search For Truth”, she shows what must represent our technological and scientific search for truth, with the astronaut and the pictures taken by the Hubble space telescope. My take-away from all these being summarized and represented in one small rectangle of a canvas, is that all these efforts to search for the truth are futile, because the Truth lies Elsewhere, beyond this physical world.

    her other paintings however, hint at where the Truth lies.

  4. Phil Bolsta Says:

    Agreed, Arrve. I like how this quote puts it:

    One can search the brain with a microscope and not find the mind, and can search the stars with a telescope and not find God.
    J. Gustav White

  5. nequi Says:

    hi Phil!

    thank u so much for sharing Akiane’s story. She is such an amazing child. I’m reading more about her now. God reveals himself in mysterious ways. God is continually showing us how much He loves us all. Akiane is God’s instrument to remind us that He is real and that He loves us. We see God through the eyes of a child.

  6. Phil Bolsta Says:

    You’re very welcome, nequi! If this is not evidence of God working through a human being, I don’t know what is.

  7. Danielle Says:

    This is incredible! God was speaking to this girl in a way i just cannot understand…I know she was sent for her mother, and for the rest of the world because I know plenty of people that need to hear this. She is amazing and I’m only fifteen and I love painting and expressing my creativity but the way she captures and portrays exactly what she’s picturing…very few people can do that. Thank you so much for the post!

  8. Phil Bolsta Says:

    You’re very welcome, Danielle! Keep on painting and expressing yourself. You clearly have great insight and understanding for someone so young!

  9. laurie wilkinson Says:

    Dear Akiane, I pray you read this, I once had the same visit to Heaven, It was beautiful- more beautiful than man will ever know! The colors are as you said, many we have never seen- so gorgeous- it is beyond description! I met alot of people there who i was told was my family. Much was said to me by my Angel. My experience left me without doubt God is here and so are the Angels and our family is much bigger than we know. I pray you contact me if you can. Your work is a gift from God, I pray you continue for God on his path, let no one influence you to anything else. May God bless you always, Laurie

  10. Phil Bolsta Says:

    Sounds like a beautiful experience, Laurie. Thanks for sharing it.

  11. Mary Says:

    I’ve read of children that remember being in heaven before they were even born here. Usually around the ages of 3 & 4 they talk about this then forget as they get older. Only a few remember. Then I searched the bible to see if there was anything referencing this. I was surprised to find several.
    One in particular stood out. It was in Jeremiah:

    “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you”

    I’m thinking we all come from heaven first. Going back the same way we came is spiritually up to us. Earth must be a small extension of a far larger universal school.

  12. Phil Bolsta Says:

    I like the way you think, Mary!

  13. lisa gail luft Says:

    wow! im in total awe + just pure amazement by the beauty, + all the talent in such a very young,pure child! i read the short synopsis w} Oprah Winfrey, i wonder how Akiane felt just being in Oprahs presence? i am disabled,( brain injury) 17 yrs. ago, i will 4 ever be recovering. 1 day, i would truely give just about anythin, 2 have the opertunity 2 meet Akiane!i would tell her our mothers r simular,+i would ask Akiane 2 pray 4 my mother as well! i”d luv 2 read Akianes books, i can”t wait 2 git 1 of her books, i luv 2 read books! i feel such a peace when i look at Akiane extrodinary work, i find it very hard 2 look away! Thank-You! Akiane, such a beautiful name too! i pray 4 ur mother in my prayers+ i”m looking forward 2 1 day meeting u in person. i recently got my Dell laptop + i luv it so! i”m lots better than i thiught i would be on it. SORWY! If i tlk 2 much, i’m just so excited about finding out bout Akiane, + THANKFUL 2 my mom’s friend (Diane Janicky) WHO SHOWED ME WHERE Akiane was + who she was! ps. i looking towards reading Akiane + purching a drawing! Lisa Luft in (Catawissa,Pennsylvania).

  14. Phil Bolsta Says:

    I’m sorry to hear of your injury, Lisa, but I’m glad that Akiane’s artistry brings you such peace and joy.

  15. Donna Says:

    Several months ago I had a dream and saw Jesus. He looked so different than the paintings that have always been printed of Him, like in the garden praying and etc. So when I saw the painting that Akiane painted of Jesus I was so excited because that is exactly how Jesus looked! Did I say when I saw saw Him what a thrill went over my entire body! I didn’t want to wake up! Thank you for sharing. Donna Abbott in Tennessee

  16. Phil Bolsta Says:

    That sounds like a very profound experience, Donna. Thank you for sharing it.

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