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The Little Girl Who Painted Jesus in ‘Heaven Is For Real’ - Now Revealed

The little girl who painted a picture of Jesus in the film ‘Heaven is for Real’ has sparked major media attention. Now revealed, is the young girl’s name, the name of her artwork and the heavenly connection she shares with Colton, the main character in the film.

Denver, Colorado, United States – WEBWIRE

Denver, Colorado - May 16, 2014 - Released in April, the movie Heaven Is for Real, is based on the New York Times Best Seller and follows the story of a 4-year-old boy named Colton Burpo. Colton claims to have visited heaven during a near death experience. He shares his story about heaven with his curious father Todd Burpo. With the portrayal and understanding through the child’s innocence, Colton’s family is not sure what to think of his story, his heavenly visit or what he says he saw there.
Throughout the film, Todd tries to have Colton identify Jesus through a varying number of images and photos he has on hand, but without any success. It is not until the end of the film, that Colton identifies the face of Jesus on Todd Burpo’s laptop. A character in the film referred to as the “young Lithuanian girl” paints the image of Jesus, but her name and the name of her painting is never revealed to the viewing audience. Many who have seen the movie are left wondering just who the “young Lithuanian girl” painting Jesus is and the connection between her, the movie and Colton.
The little girl who painted Jesus portrayed in the movie is the now famed child artist Akiane Kramarik. At the age 4, Akiane painted her vision of Jesus Christ, which is replicated in the film. Born in 1994 in Mount Morris, Illinois, to two Atheist parents, Akiane saw visions of God, Jesus and heaven. What first began as pencil drawings, Akiane began replicating her visions into beautiful expressions of art and pastels. By 6 years of age, Akiane switched to acrylic paint and then oils. To date, she has produced over 200 published art pieces and 800 literary creations along with two bestselling books.
Akiane has shared her experience and artistic talent on television shows such as CNN and the Oprah Winfrey Show. Akiane’s image, titled The Prince of Peace, is not only featured in the film Heaven is for Real, but also her life experience is replicated and told through Colton. Both children share similarities in their experience such as: both being 4 years old when first having their noted heavenly experiences, agreeing on the possibility of an afterlife, agreeing on the existence of God, Jesus and heaven, and more. Colton and Akiane met for the first time in 2012 on the Katie Couric show and they both said they have more to share, but are waiting on God’s perfect timing.
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Art & SoulWorks, licensors of Art by Akiane, offers the paintings from the now famed little girl who painted Jesus, Akiane Kramarik. Her painting, Jesus Prince of Peace, is the image of Jesus that Colton Burpo, the boy in the movie in Heaven is for Real identifies as the face of Jesus. To learn more visit, – to receive the free ‘Prince of Peace” download go to

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