I was barely three-years-old when I first picked up a paintbrush. While I have become somewhat competent in creating simple pictures, my talent doesn’t compare to that of Cassie Gee’s. The five-year-old paints galaxies and has donated over $750 to various charities.
A true natural talent, Gee sold more than 20 paintings and made $1,000 just one month after picking up a brush.
The proud mom, who also paints as a hobby, handed her daughter some of her art supplies one day. “I gave her the canvas and the paints, and said, ‘Go do something’. She came back with it and I said, ‘Oh my god, that’s better than mine.’”
To date, Cassie has sold over 100 artworks, which is way more than I can say for myself.
Her website, CassieSwirls, describes her style as “free and uninhibited.” With an imaginative mind like hers, she is able to create such powerful visuals through brush strokes.
“She chooses a combination of acrylic paint, resin and glitter to create faraway landscapes and galaxies using only a fork or skewer and her hands,” the site explains.
Our kids may be living in a virtual world, but perhaps it’s time we give them more credit.