Thomas Kinkade is recognized as the foremost living painter of light.
His masterful use of soft edges and luminous colors give his highly
detailed oil paintings a glow all their own. This extraordinary
"Kinkade Glow" has created an overwhelming demand for Thomas Kinkade
Paintings and lithographs worldwide.
Thomas Kinkade is America's most collected living artist, and the
adventure that he's taken to get there is a fascinating and compelling
story. While growing up in the small town of Placerville, California,
the young Thomas Kinkade embraced a series of simple life-affirming
ideals that later would shape his future and his art. As a devout
Christian, Thom uses his artistic gift as a way to communicate and
spread the life-affirming values he embraced during his formative
As he matured into adulthood, Kinkade began to explore the world
around him with enthusiasm and fervor. He spent one summer on a
sketching tour with a college friend, producing a best-selling instructional
book, The Artist's Guide to Sketching. The popularity of the book
landed the two fledgling artists a job at Ralph Bakshi Studios,
creating background art for the animated feature film Fire and Ice.
Soon, Thom started exploring light and imaginative worlds with abandon.
It was during this period that he acquired his moniker as the The
Painter of Light.
After completing his work on the Bakshi film, Kinkade began his
career as a painter, selling his originals in galleries throughout
California. In 1982, he married his childhood sweetheart, Nanette,
and two years later they began to publish his paintings together.
Devoted to his wife and children, Thomas strives to lead a balanced
life committed to family values. Thom creatively fills his paintings
with "love notes" by hiding the letter "N" in all his paintings
as tribute to his wife Nanette. His four daughters also find their
own messages of love from their father as their names and images
often appear in many of his paintings.
Thomas Kinkade is currently involved in several collaborations that
allow him to spread his message of inspiration through art.
View this artist's
available pieces here.
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