Portraits of a Young Artist
I have never met anyone quite like beautiful Akiane. She is a young artist with an exceptional amount of talent, but what strikes you when you meet her is her gentle spirit. She is truly and 'old soul' with incredible wisdom beyond her years. She has a child-like wonder coupled with the wisdom of an 80 year old.
I met her while she was briefly in Australia. We spent time together over 3 days and I will treasure those moments and hold her in my heart as a dear friend for life.
Her art is visionary and she is completely self taught. You can view a recent short documentary about her life here
This video of her Vermeeresque painting; Lilies of the Valley is one of my favourites.
She wakes in the early hours of the morning and paints for hours before her family get up. A very dedicated and hard working young lady.
If you don't already know her work, I hope you will discover the depth, joy and beauty of this artist's painting. You can view her website here.