These paintings are the work of 16-year-old Dimitra Milan, who started painting just 4 years ago. Daughter to two artists, Milan was exposed to art from a young age, and even chose to be homeschooled so that she could dedicate more time to her training. Now an early high-school graduate and professional painter, Milan shared some of her thoughts about her parents:
?My parents have given me a lot of advice about painting and the creative process,? Milan told Bored Panda. ?They have taught me a work ethic, and about my identity as an artist. They taught me to be defined from the inside, not the outside. That I find my identity in God, and not what the world or people think about me. I know that beauty starts from within, before it manifests where it can be seen. Concerning the creative process, they have taught me that hitting a wall is a natural part of growth as an artist. When you get stuck or frustrated you take risks and push through until you breakthrough the wall, and find a new discovery. This has helped me get out of my comfort zone and increase my skills rapidly.?