Many have asked Akiane what painting is like for her - here's what she says:
"Painting to me is like breathing. Sometimes I am out of breath.
Sometimes, I am laboring. Sometimes I do not even notice that
I am breathing at all.
At times I feel I am in a stuffy space, and other times I am on
the ocean shore where air fills me up with rejuvenation, vitality
Most often I feel I am in complete control
but, paradoxically, as soon I think this way I lose that control
and I have to start all over.
I get humbled over and over, again and again.
My connection to God reminds me of the grandness of the
infinity guiding me along the narrow path." - Akiane