Thomas Kinkade - Renowned Painter and NY Times Best-Selling Author

one of Thomas Kinkade's jigsaw puzzles
one of Thomas Kinkade's jigsaw puzzles

Renowned Painter


Thomas Kinkade, the painter of light, is known the world over for his beautiful paintings that are filled with warmth, light, and beauty. Every painting is a sight to behold and a treasure that is admired by people everywhere. No painting that you come across ever will leave you disappointed. If you have never seen a Thomas Kinkade painting before, the second you lay eyes on it you will become a fan. His talent is extraordinary and so is his work.

If you cannot afford to buy his paintings you can still have his work in your collection by purchasing calendars to hang on your wall. Also, you can buy jigsaw puzzles of his paintings. There are individual puzzles you can get and there are sets of ten puzzles that come in one box and vary in the numbers of puzzle pieces present. No matter which jigsaw puzzle you get you are sure to have lots of fun putting it together.

Thomas Kinkade - NY Times Best-Selling Author

I knew that Thomas Kinkade was a renowned painter. I have his calendars and a number of jigsaw puzzles of his paintings. I was pleasantly surprised to find that he is also an author - a NY best-selling one at that. He is an author of two series - Cape Light and Angel Island, which he co-wrote with Katherine Spencer.

One day, in the library, while browsing for something to read, I found a book, The Inn At Angel Island , with his name on the cover. I had no idea what kind of book this was. I thought that perhaps it was a book about him. When I flipped through the pages I realized it was a novel - a novel that he had written about Liza Martin, an advertising executive who came to Angel Island to sell an inn her deceased aunt had owned and run and left to her after her death...

I was instantly intrigued to see how the story would unfold. I took the book home and as soon as I began to read I found that I did not want to put the book down. It was just that good. I thoroughly enjoyed the read. I was moved and entertained and taken into a world I did not want to escape.

After reading this book I am now a fan of Thomas Kinkade as an author and plan to read all of his other books - the ones he has already published and those yet to come.

List of His Books

Cape Light series consists of twelve books:

  1. Cape Light
  2. Home Song
  3. A Gathering Place
  4. A New Leaf
  5. A Christmas Promise
  6. The Christmas Angel
  7. A Christmas To Remember
  8. A Christmas Visitor
  9. A Christmas Star
  10. A Wish For Christmas
  11. On Christmas Eve
  12. A Season Of Angels

Angel Island series consists of four books:

  1. The Inn At Angel Island
  2. The Wedding Promise
  3. A Wandering Heart
  4. The Way Home

Not only is Thomas Kinkade an extremely talented painter but he is also an extremely talented writer/author. Just like his paintings, his writing fills us with warmth, light, and beauty. The stories he brings to life are heartfelt, touching, entertaining, interesting, and those we can connect with at least in some way.

If you have not checked out his books yet, I think you should. You will not be left disappointed. And who knows? Maybe you will be come a fan...

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lovebuglena 4 years ago from Staten Island, NY Author

Thomas Kinkade is my favorite artist too. I was shocked and very sad to hear that he passed away. The world lost a remarkable artist and author. Check out his Cape Light series books. You will enjoy them a great deal.


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

I love reading this...thomas kincade is my favorite artist..he died...made me so sad..it is good to read about him....great hub..debbie


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lovebuglena 5 years ago from Staten Island, NY Author

Thanks for your comment Regis. Typo has been fixed. Thanks for catching it and pointing it out.

If you can get a hold of one of this books try reading it. You'll enjoy it a great deal I am sure.


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rauffray 5 years ago from BC, Canada

Thank you for introducing this talented individual, Lena. I had heard the name before but that was about it. Check for the typo here: "I have his calendars and a number of jigsaw puzzles of his paintings." Continued success to you in your writing and in all of your endeavours. Regis ?

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