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Thomas kinkade

Updated on April 14, 2013

Thomas Kinkade

Thomas Kinkade, the celebrated "Painter of Light"™ is one of the most widely collected and beloved artists of our day. Each year millions of people are drawn to the luminous light and tranquil mood of Kinkade's paintings and include his creations in their lives through prints, books, and other fine collectibles.

An inspired idealist, Thomas Kinkade believes art has the power to touch people's hearts and change their lives. Kinkade's artwork is an outgrowth of his deep faith in God, which he believes to be the foundation of his work. A devoted husband and father, Thomas Kinkade lives in Northern California with his wife, Nanette, and their four daughters: Merrit, Chandler, Winsor and Everett.

About thomas kinkade

"In my paintings I try to create worlds of tranquility, joy, and beauty." Thomas Kinkade's paintings have become visions of hope and comfort, a welcome haven from the pressures of modern life. His complex technique bears great kinship to a little known group of nineteenth century American painters known as the Luminists. As Kinkade puts it, "Like the Luminists, I strive for three visual aspects in my work: soft edges, a warm palette, and an overall sense of light."

Kinkade - Autum at Ashley's Cottage

Autumn at Ashley's Cottage

Thomas Kinkade

The light-infused quality in his work may account for Thomas Kinkade's enormous popularity as an internationally published artist. Virtually every subject he puts his hand to, whether cottage or countryside, small town America or bustling city, seems infused with a radiant quality. He is capable of capturing a special moment on canvas and rendering it timeless by the warm light of nostalgic memory.

Everything Kinkade paints gets reproduced in one or more forms, including hand signed lithographs, canvas prints, books, posters, calendars, magazine covers, cards, collector plates, figurines, and gift items. Perhaps no American artist since Norman Rockwell has received such broad exposure and popular acceptance. The following generated by this immense exposure has brought six digit sums for Kinkade's original paintings and an ever widening list of prestigious collectors, including many well-known leaders in the fields of politics, business and entertainment.

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