Akiane Kramarik was born July 9,1994, in Mount Morris, Illinois to a Lithuanian mother and an American father. She is homeschooled. She is primarily a self-taught painter. She states that God spoke to her when she was three years old, encouraging her to paint and draw her visions.Her parents were atheists at the time (they later converted to Christianity on account of Kramarik's paintings and visions). Kramarik started drawing at the age of four, advancing to painting at six,Painting age 17.