AKIANE KRAMARIK PAINTER INSPIRED BY GOD Click to advance
http://akiane.com/her_life.html About Akiane Born underwater at home, on July 9, 1994, in Mount Morris, Illinois, to the atheistic stay-at-home Lithuanian homemaker mother, and an American father, chef and dietary manager. Lived in Illinois, Missouri, Colorado and Idaho, experiencing poverty and affluence. Having attended both public and private schools, now is home-schooled with her four brothers, Delfini 18, Jean Lu 16, Ilia 8, and Aurelius 2 years old. Began drawing at 4, and painting at 6, teaching herself and learning mostly from her own keen observation and study. Speaks four languages: Lithuanian, Russian, English and Sign Language At 4, had a life-changing spiritual transformation, bringing the family to God.
At age 7 began writing poetry and aphorisms. Her poems often arrive fully conceived. The inspiration for her art and literature comes from her visions, dreams, observations of people, nature and God. Paints from imagination, reference materials and models. Favorite size canvases: 48 x 60 inches. Considers her style: Akianism -a universal blend of realism and imaginism Wants people to find hope in her paintings. Has the same goal with each painting: to be inspiration for others and to be the gift to God. Favorite medium: acrylics for full figures, and oil paints for large portraits. Rises at 4 a.m. five-six days a week to get ready to paint in the studio and write; works for about 4-5 hours each day.
Often works over a hundred to two hundred hours on a painting, producing 8 to 20 paintings a year. Usually makes many sketches before painting. Works on one painting at a time. Favorite subject: people and spiritual subjects. Has "start-to-finish" demonstration videos of her painting. Favorite activities and hobbies: art, poetry, piano, reading and helping people. Likes about herself: "sensitivity to people". Does not like about herself: "impatience". Assesses her own character: "daring heart and cautious mind". Her biggest wish: "that everyone would love God and one another". Her life goal: to share her love for God and people around the world .
Each Again I Find The Winter ... When I was seven we had one accident and illness after another in our family. Once we got lost in the Colorado mountains... ...I was so car sick from all the switch backs, but then I saw one lake through the trees...
The Footsteps Of Spring Dream Fence ...When I was seven we lived by a lake and a neighbor gave us a strawberry red kitten. We called him Charlie. He was the best cat anyone could have, smart, cuddly and cute. But after a month because of my father's and my baby brother's severe allergies we had to find another home for our kitty. impressionistic footsteps of spring catch and melt each snowflake with its fingertips
Strength Eagle The wild cats are so mysterious. I wanted to show the strength of a lion that I envisioned in the new earth. No longer does he need to kill, so he would feed his family. He needs to be who he is, gentle and strong. ...In one of my visions I saw an eagle flying through a huge city full of skyscrapers and sharing his secrets of the future, but by the time I started painting the image, I could no longer remember his words...
The Clematis Dream My Sight Cannot Wait For Me Self Portrait I wanted to paint myself, first of all, because I was the only one available to model at that time, and I also wanted people to get to know me better. My self-portrait shows my relationship with God.
Life Without A Leash I wanted to express the beauty and the suffering of the black race. ...From the time we first got our golden retriever Simba, he's always been so loyal and brave. And with those begging eyes he knows very well how to get from me anything he wants... The Planted Eyes
The Listening Butterflies ...I was hoping to create the allegory about listening with this majestic tiger. The orange color is the color of listening, the black stripes are the lies and the white color represents the truth.
The Journey AGE 9 Father Forgive Them I'd called the painting Journey for a reason, because the painting was lost and after a long time miraculously was found on the other side of the world..
Faith ... tied up to a board and thrown out to die on the dirt road the baby girl was crying for days somewhere in Asia before she was found... Found There was a taboo in their small Madagascar tribe against saving the orphans. So after their parents died, the two-year-old brother was taking care of his three-month-old sister for over two months. When they were found, they were barely alive .
Courage Evening Swan I was inspired to paint the earth from above after my first airplane trip. To me swans are always full of strength, grace, beauty, love and courage. In my painting they represent people in flight of love . .. ...During one of my walks a swan flew by me so close that I was able to feel her feathers. I felt quite lonely that night feeling a huge difference between what I saw in heaven and what I saw on Earth.
The Light Bearers Freedom Horse these five groups of bears represent five groups of people responding differently to God. This is an allegory. When the light shines from above, representing God and truth, only three groups notice it. ...When for the first time in my life I was invited to ride a horse on a farm, I felt such freedom! But then it occurred to me that the horse would feel free only without me on his back, somewhere in the wild. It reminded me about love: to truly love we have to be free...
The Antlers The Silence … This is another allegory about the friendship and love, about the family and its hardships, about the races and their interactions. a place where empty silence could also be mistaken, a place where through the sounds of nature you could hear a different silence, a Heavenly and Living silence ...
The Dance Of The Mind Inside The White Summer Snow The story of a hummingbird rescuing a flower from a summer snow was created in a few days after a hail like snow crushed all our flowers in the garden.
Tulilips Bald after one of my paintings was stolen and returned, after the time when very few understood my work and after the time when we almost found ourselves on the street, I felt like that chick trying to cross the water to smell the tulilips, but not being able to swim. Bald and indifferent events pass dissolving hearing the tulilips are the lips of the tulips
Angel AGE 10 Power Of Prayer … Sometimes we meet certain angels that appear like humans, and we don‘t know it. Many of us have been saved from many accidents, and we don‘t know it either. We should appreciate each safe moment . … The birds in this painting represent prayers. The power of prayer is direction, humbleness, sincerity, and faith. These birds just like the prayers seeking God are flying towards the light.
JeShUa…ThE… mIsSiNg…YeArS… … At 14, during one of his meditations, Jesus is talking with his father in heaven about the new earth, where only joy and peace would reign. In the background the galactic hand is reaching out for love and truth… … at the beginning of my painting I was sure I would paint the space, but I had no idea and no expectation how the finished story and details would look like. After three weeks I disguised my signature around some planets and even hid a miniature astronaut for those who liked to walk with the magnifying glass by my paintings. At that point I was quite surprised that I had painted the very creation of the universes… Creation
The Challenge The Butterfly Passion ... Whether in his dream or for real, a horse is running after his love downstream, while the love butterflies surround him. The bubbles represent womb and beginning. I painted this scene to express the search for love and its meaning... The challenge for the tired horse is which direction to choose. This is an allegory about our choices …
The Pyramids The Dreams … In one of my dreams I saw the image of white pyramids beaten by the ocean waves and surrounded by live bubbles. Unlike most of my paintings, I had no idea what those symbols meant, but I painted them anyway . The eternal road is the narrow road where you wait for others to pass you. As soon as the lungs of time breathe camouflage that irritates truth the centuries like dry branches fall one after another breaking the masks, sphinxes and artificial hearts of the empires.
… the triumph of the joy over the suffering is the story of this painting. At first, I painted the egret with its neck down and sad. Then I decided to lift its head up and face life bravely… By The Moonlight … In one of my visions the word connection was flashing in the colors and details of one allegory that I was immediately able to transform onto the canvas. The communion, the attention and the action formed the connection between three birds . The Connection
The tree of the knowledge of good and evil is full of forbidden fruit: red for the knowledge of evil, the green for the knowledge of good. It was created to be tempting, fragrant and easy to be picked. Although the fruit resembles the grapes, it was not. At first, Eve thinks that she will gain wisdom by biting into the fruit of knowledge, but unexpectedly she finds the deception as the red blood of suffering drips from the green fruit. The knowledge of good and evil is simply too much to understand and experience for a human, and now Eve is looking up to God for forgiveness and help… The Forbidden Fruit The Hourglass
The underwater light formed in the shape of the hourglass represents eternity. The bottom of the hourglass, by the rocks and open shells, represents the past eternity. While the top of the hourglass, close to the surface, represents the future eternity. The golden cross covered with diamonds and gems in the middle of the hourglass represents the time and the truth.
Five groups of dolphins represent five groups of people responding differently to the truth. One group swims away from it. The next one looks for the truth in the wrong place. The third group is distracting others from finding the truth. The fourth group of dolphins are being distracted and becomes the deceived spectators.The last group is bravely reaching right for the very truth at the bottom.
Mary is the symbol of love, warmth, affection, tenderness and devotion. Her story is the story of love and faith. Mary with her tender love embraced Jesus at birth, embraced him on the Cross and embraced him on his resurrection. Mother's Love So many children have been lost through war, famine, slavery, kidnapping, crime, disease, accidents, suicide, miscarriage or abortion. When a child is gone, the only joy left is the memories and faith that we will see them again, and we will. The Separation AGE 11
When we are alone in prayer or meditation, we reach peace, joy, love and wisdom. That intimate time nourishes us for eternity. On My Knees Right after my eleventh birthday I visualized my self portrait through the view of a canvas and through the eyes of the spirit. I hoped to express the joy of co-creating, and the awe of feeling God's love and wisdom .
Hair of pure gold. Veil of pure energy. Face of pure beauty. What the angel gazes at is of eternal significance. Yet what it is has not been revealed to me . Angelic love The young sculptor represents our civilization mostly ruled by the male. His youth shows that our civilization is still immature. The sculptor is chiseling a huge heap of coal in order to find the diamond representing divine knowledge . Divine Knowledge
This painting is about gratitude in giving and receiving blessings. Giant petals represent the events and years from the pages of our life book. Dew drops represent live blessings. A young child represents life itself, and the light represents the Creator of life. Blessings The close up of a rose is a story of a close up of growth. And the petals represent the growth of different humans. We cannot grow on our own. We depend on one another. In order to grow into a blossom, one petal is not sufficient. We need one another. Growth
Joy is what we all seek. It is an energy more powerful than food. But without love we can not feel true joy. This painting is a study for the painting HOPE Joy This the second part of the story of the abandoned Asian girl that I first painted when I was nine. After her long communion with God in the mute field she was drawn to the hill of the blossoms where now she rests in a golden dress and smells each fragrant branch . Hope
For a long time I dreamed about painting love at first sight in freeze action. When we fall in love the world seems to stop and stay still, because love is timeless. In the allegory of this painting I chose two horses: a stallion and a mare to create a contrast between male and female and the connection of the movement and stillness. Love At First Sight This is a portrait of a leopard family– an allegory about the human family. Safety, love and growth are the branches that a happy family rests on . Family
In heaven I believe there is a place where each of us will be able to choose and create a sanctuary. I believe that certain things will be somewhat similar to the earth and many things completely different. Supreme Sanctuary The Lanterns
This is... a portrait of adolescence which cannot be a balanced transition between childhood and adulthood without a healthy focus and passion. This Is My Life is an interpretation of my own personal dimensions. It is a self-portrait depicting not necessarily how I look or how I want to look, but how my spiritual eyes perceive one of my constantly changing reflections: the turquoise light of my own spirit. The Turquoise Reflection
I painted this painting - allegory about purpose, balance and contentment. While some plants are content who they are and where they are, many are not. ... there are plants growing alone or dominating weaker ones. Still others are plain and peaceful. Upside Down-Inside Out A lady on a bridge is a wealthy person. She has everything what her heart desires: the gardens, the houses, the servants, fancy food and status. But what she does not have is love. And she trusts that love will come. At a distance there are two more bridges that she watches everyday for her true love to come to her. Trust
Each falling leaf is a feeling that you want to listen to. It has to be a place where it is warm and accepting. You are ready for the falling leaves. You are ready for the change, because you know where you belong. You know who you are. You know where you are going. The Change From a new moon to a full moon, from night to morning, the puppy is watching a family. He jumps, eats and stretches like a cat and listens to every sound. He is not afraid of anyone and anything. . The Watchdog
This portrait is my interpretation of innocence, purity, gentleness, beauty and humility. Innocence No matter what happens around us, or to us, through love our soul reaches immortality conquering all dimensions and all destinies. As we experience punches of sorrow and touches of joy we cross different dimensions and participate in creating our own destiny . The Hand Of Destiny AGE 12
The whole painting is a movement in the virtual reality stage. Geisha is symbolizing entertainment. Her unique dress and make-up separates her from reality. The hanging blossoms represent curtains which I depicted in a vertical pattern just like a Japanese hieroglyphic writing. The Blossom Stage The white feathers here represent purity and honesty. The affection represents love. The blossoms represent joy, and the arch represents the path of life – the bird dimension that is never complete without both the flight and the ground. The Garden Arch
This painting is about conquering our fears, and about discovering and respecting new worlds. Everything unfamiliar to us – beliefs, cultures, or dimensions could be explored without fear, indifference, or despise. We should live like travelers stopping by the bonfires during our exhausting journeys. Unknown Traveler I painted the clouds to depict the challenges, and struggles in our decisions. The light in the clouds symbolizes enlightenment. I tried to depict effort through the man’s posture and action. Inspiration is just the start, but it is our effort that brings the inspiration to the finish line. Inspiration
Away from his family the young tiger is exploring new places on his own. He is not aware of what is ahead, and there is much to learn . Adventure Serenity
The tree of life for me is a symbol of abundance and eternal life. For some the story is a fairy-tale. But for me it was a personal encounter experienced at the age of four that I completely forgot, yet oddly enough was able to depict on linen. Tree of Life I have no idea if this image is from the past or future, from my own experience, revelation or just my imagination. All I know is that somehow my hands have touched its branches, its fruit and the soil around . Fantasy
Entrance into the unknown is the entrance into eternal life full of different dimensions, energies, times, personalities, spirits and choices, where the levels of experiences are beyond our imagination. Here planets symbolizing souls return back to their designer Returning Home The orchid is a special flower which unlike other plants blossoms without wilting for many many weeks. Here it represents hope and endurance. Endurance
This is only a microscopic part of the quantum world - inside and outside of time. The gateway to billions of dimensions is the deepest secret of life that can be penetrated only with an accurate eternal perspective. Each symbol, code, and shape here relates to this mysterious world. Quantum World With so many scientific achievements we know so little of where we came from and where we are going. But we know even less of the most important discovery of all – Love. Only love can accept our differences as we journey through life. And only love can allow space for our growth. Search for Truth
Direction of a candlelight changes according to the direction of the wind.At twilight in the garden the young woman is waiting for a meaningful direction in her own life. Candle The patterns of dresses symbolize footsteps of eternity. The black pattern on the white dress mean black footsteps of finite life in the white purity of eternal divinity. The white pattern on the black dress indicate the divine footsteps of infinite life on the dark and challenging finite life . Footsteps Of Eternity AGE 13
The hands are portrayed as comfort and affection of love. The unborn babies, vulnerable and dependent, represent all life . Love When I was first asked, if I ever wanted to paint Bill and Carol Corneliuson, I immediately got excited, because of two reasons: first and foremost, because of the great artistic challenge: my first likeness commission work. Second, because of my admiration and respect for them: they are a beautiful, generous and loving couple. Third, but not least, we had something close in common: our passion for art. Love Is Never Alone
This is the glimpse of one of endless dimensions of heaven, where painted sheep symbolize children of infinity always learning interdependence and harmony . Paradise Valley It seems that the morning is wiser than the evening: we wake up with a brand new perspective, disposition and creativity. The Morning
I believe we can find beauty and miracles no matter where we peek into reality. The Nerve Growth Cells is a small, but significant part of that reality—invisible to a naked eye, but vital for all normal mind functions. Nerve Growth Cells The fragile beginning of the human being, one of the biggest mysteries of the universe, should never be taken for granted. The Begining
Although some memories are vivid and others are weak, most are completely behind the today’s view. The memory itself is an observation and an experience. Memories never disappear, but it is we who are moving away from them. The Journey Of Memories Bridges unite all the kingdoms, nations and countries that are represented by castles and palaces growing out of the mountains. The first white flag invites everyone for surrender to peace and unity. Unity
If we experienced life through the eyes of a child, everything would be magical and extraordinary. Let our curiosity, adventure and wonder of life never end … Wonder Infinite Perspective Each and every one of us is part of the infinite perspective seeing reality through our own individual awareness. Without one of our views there wouldn’t be absolute fulfillment and completeness
I do not paint for praise or acknowledgment. I do not paint for money or vanity. I do not paint for influence or inspiration. I paint only for one reason… no special reason, at all ~ I can’t help it, I can’t stop it. It’s as simple as that In The Studio AGE 14
The Enlightenment is not only about the Hindu worship and prayer, but about all of us finding our own way to spiritual enlightenment, peace and contentment. Respecting the differences of our spiritual crossroad paths demonstrates maturity and is part of reaching the enlightenment. Enlightenment Decision
When you step in the stream, the water is never the same, and neither are you, because with each moment you get revived, rejuvenated, and replenished . Flow Of Life The warmth of the sun and cascading water from the geysers and hot springs are warming the icy mountain rocks, and the umber hues of steam release the feeling of soothing comfort. Cascades
Beauty and inspiration can be found in any natural place of the Earth. This desolate valley without trees and water to me is a remarkable reserve of the past. Red Valley The grand maple stands with countless stories, and today’s morning fog is no surprise to its changing leaves. Nothing can substitute for experience, one of the greatest treasures of all. Experience
My backyard in winter is very snowy and is a sanctuary and a shelter for frequent wild animals like moose, elk, wild turkeys, coyotes and rabbits. The elk ... is a symbol for the basic needs of all living beings: safety, shelter, food, water and touch. Majesty Purity of youth and purity of spirit are the only expressions that were flooding my attention during the painting. The wider meaning, however, is still undisclosed to me. Purity
Enchantment Of Childhood Infinity imagines curiosity from the wild abyss— Only the child makes a swing-set view the worlds upside down . Unwatched truth is the enchantment of childhood. And we never grow out of it.. Young Sage AGE 15
In order to choose the right path, we don’t have to figure out the wrong one ~ we just need to follow the light. Path~Journey Of Light Fog
Possibilities is a story of a true human potential that can create something extraordinary in the midst of the impossible. We are truly citizens of heaven who wear out all our limitations . Possibilities Rebirth is a story of transformation from life to death, and from death back to life. The vines full of blossoms have surrounded slowly eroding pillars and fully participate in extending their last moments of life . Rebirth
Just like the dolphins who must take each breath consciously and purposefully in order to live, so does this virtuoso flutist consciously hold and release her breath, so she would create masterpieces of sound. Conscious breathing of the universe creates a symphony where we receive life like a gift and release it like a present . Symphony Once in a while I create something that defies explanation, therefore I named this painting The First that would invite the viewers to create their own story . The First