BOISE, Idaho She's just 12, but prodigy Akiane Kramarik (AH-key-ah-nuh KRAM-uh-rik) is already winning laurels for her work as a little painter and poet.

Akiane, who lives in Post Falls with her family, says her realistic images are inspired by spiritual dreams and prayer. She says God appeared to her when she was just four.

Her paintings depict animals, outer space, people, children, flowers and Jesus Christ.

She's been on the talk show circuit, astonishing hosts like Oprah Winfrey and Montel Williams with her paintings.

On Saturday, the homeschooled youngster attended her first show in Idaho outside her hometown on the Panhandle.

She says she wants to continue to paint _ but has bigger plans of helping poor and orphaned kids in Europe and Africa.