“Prince of Peace,” the portrait of Jesus Christ was painted by an 8-year-old child in only 40 hours!
“Be ye like little children.” This teaching was used by Jesus to encourage His followers to be innocent and trusting as a child. Perhaps that is why He chose a young child to experience heavenly visions to reveal His true likeness to the world.
The daughter of an atheist mother and agnostic father, Akiane Kramarik knew she was a Child of God.
Akiane’s amazing journey began with the heavenly calling to paint a portrait of Jesus at age 4, years before her first portrait of Jesus, “Prince of Peace,” was completed. Much to the surprise of her atheist mother and agnostic father, Akiane’s mind was constantly filled with visions of God, heaven, angels, and pictures of Jesus Christ – portraits of Jesus that she wanted to share with the world.
Akiane’s parents were not godly people, yet they were very loving! From the beginning of her heavenly experience, she was encouraged to express herself. From ages 4 to 6, she created hundreds of drawings and sketches in pencil and pastels using everyone in her world as models. At the same time, thousands of pages detailing Akiane’s dreams and visions were recorded in detail by her mother – some of those details are revealed in Akiane’s biography, titled Akiane: Her Life, Her Art, Her Poetry.
By age 6, Akiane’s heavenly encounters had prepared her to paint portraits of Jesus Christ, yet she felt she needed a model with the same facial features as the images of Jesus she saw in her visions. Yet it was 2 more years before Akiane’s prayers were answered. After an exhaustive search, a man fitting Akiane’s vision of Jesus knocked on the door and offered to be her model. Akiane’s portrait of Jesus, which she titled “Prince of Peace,” soon received worldwide acclaim. Read details of this miraculous story.
Akiane’s mission as a Visionary Journalist of Jesus artwork was launched.
Throughout her childhood, Akiane had constant visions that inspired heavenly paintings and pictures of Jesus Christ for many years. Then, in her teens, the visions became less frequent. In an interview published in the Washington Times, Akiane compared her visions to “an oasis in a desert.” She went on to say, “You can’t have it all the time, as you need to keep on continuing your journey through the desert of life experiences, full of faith trials … I am not so concerned about waiting for a vision to appear because I know it will come to me when I expect it least … I still do have visions that inspire my work.”
Pictures of Jesus Christ by child prodigy Akiane Kramarik, from baby Jesus to the resurrected Jesus Christ.
In an interview with CNN, Akiane described a vision that inspired her “Father Forgive Them” painting. She said she saw God as “a bow of light – really pure, really masculine, really strong and big … His eyes are just beautiful.”
What’s most striking about Akiane’s paintings is the tranquility and love that radiates from the canvas and into your soul. Some even call these special paintings anointed. Akiane’s pictures of Jesus Christ are beautiful, yet natural. Her portraits of Jesus are practical, yet abstract in thought. They are simple yet complex. Something about these breathtaking paintings of Jesus touches people all over the world.
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