Thomas Kinkade the “Painter of Light” is widely regarded as one of the foremost living painters of light and has also become known as ‘America’s Most Collected Living Artist’.
His use of light and the unique ability to capture the timeless essence of a fleeting moment have made his work extremely popular the world over.
Thomas Kinkade has a particular affection for Christmas and the Holiday Season and his related artwork are among the favorites of many collectors. “The holidays are a buffet for the senses, and Thomas Kinkade’s holiday themes capture these spectacular images”.
Pictured left: Thomas Kinkade’s The Night Before Christmas Canvas – I painted a home that could have been the setting for Clement Moore’s unforgettable poem earlier in my career. It is the centerpiece of Victorian Garden II, where it sits in a sylvan spring garden, embraced by lavish, dew-drenched blossoms.
The Night Before Christmas revisits the stately mansion, while the change of season works a dramatic transformation of the scene. Snow shrouds the foliage, replacing the gemlike dazzle of flowers in the earlier piece with a tapestry woven in shade of white. The lamp is festooned with wreath and bow, a sled stands ready-to-ride on the picket fence, a jaunty snowman greets guests. -Thomas Kinkade
As well as painting his extraordinary artworks have become the inspiring focal points for an amazing selection of Thomas Kinkade collectibles.
Pictured right: Thomas Kinkade’s The Night Before Christmas Story House – inspired by the heartwarming charm of Thomas Kinkade art and a holiday classic, the beloved “‘Twas The Night Before Christmas” poem. Thomas Kinkade actually narrates “The Night Before Christmas” whilst the rooms light up.
Viirtually 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, villages, electric trains, heirloom quality clocks and many gift items. This is especially so for Christmas and Holiday themed items.
Pictured left: Thomas Kinkade’s Symbols Of Freedom Canvas – Like Norman Rockwell’s famed “”Four Freedoms,” my Symbols of Freedom celebrates foundational American values. The Department of Agriculture tower at the left symbolizes the Freedom from Want. The national Christmas tree expresses the pageantry of the holidays, its glowing lights affirming the hope that burns in every heart through our individual Freedom of Re ligion. The severe obelisk of the Washington Monument represents for me the founding of our republic which provided Freedom from Fear by placing government on the side of the people. Finally, the cupola of the Jefferson memorial symbolizes our founding father’s steadfast commitment to Free Speech. Illuminating these powerful -Thomas Kinkade
Thomas Kinkade was born in 1958 and from an early age his talent as an artist was evident, and by 16 he was an accomplished painter.
He studied at the University of California at Berkeley, and later at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, and on leaving he began work painting for the motion picture industry. In 1983, Thomas Kinkade left the film industry to pursue his vision as painter of light-filled landscapes.
Pictured right: Thomas Kinkade Christmas Tree!
Since that time his reputation has grown and perhaps no American artist since Norman Rockwell has received such broad exposure and popular acceptance.
Pictured left: Thomas Kinkade “Glory To The Newborn King” Nativity Tabletop Christmas Tree
The following generated by this immense exposure has brought six digit sums or 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.
Pictured right: Thomas Kinkade Snowmen Ornaments
A devout Christian, and family man, Kinkade readily acknowledges God’s hand in his life and well awareof his many
blessings, foremost are his wife Nanette and his fourghters. Collectors know that Thomas Kinkade hides “N’s” in his
paintings as a tribute to Nanette, while his daughters often find their images and names in his works as well.
As well as being ‘America’s Most Collected Living Artist’ Thomas Kinkade may also be one of ‘America’s Most Collected Collectibles Artist’.
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