Melbourne: She might only be five, but finger painting is clearly child’s play to young artist Aelita Andre.
The little girl, from Melbourne in Australia, has been described as the “world’s youngest professional artist” after earning more than £100,000 from her paintings.
Her work has already featured in two exhibitions and it is about to be displayed in a third, at a gallery in New York next month.
The Melbourne prodigy’s paintings have already been compared to modern art greats like Jackson Pollock and Pablo Picasso.
Aelita began painting before she could walk at 11-months old and now has her own space to create her artworks, mainly using acrylics on canvas.
While most of her paintings now retail for between around $5,000 and $10,000 it was a picture of the Russian Mir space station that set her record price of $24,000 in Hong Kong.
Her parents have insisted they do not force her to paint and that her work should be judged on its artistic merits and not her age. They also hope her success paves the way for other talented children.