You have probably seen some of his work, some call it naive, I call it great! Thomas Kinkade is called Americas “painter of lights” for more than one reason. He has true talent, combined with a fantasy that creates mystery and beauty that appeales both to young children and sarcastic adults, as myself.
There is no greater testament to Thomas Kinkade mission that art be accessible for everyone to enjoy than the millions of Kinkade images that grace the walls of homes across America and around the world. Through a myriad of genres, Thomas Kinkade’s ability to present his subject in an idyllic setting inspires the viewer to imagine the world full of beauty, intrigue, and adventure.
After attending UC Berkeley and working as an artist in the film industry, Thomas Kinkade began publishing his images so that he could share his passion for beauty and art. Since that day over 25 years ago, Thomas has painted over 1,000 masterworks covering topics that include, cabin and nature scenes, beautiful gardens, classic cottages, sports, inspirational content, lighthouses and powerful seascapes, impressionists, and classic Americana. Hidden in his paintings are messages that speak to Thomas Kinkade’s inspiration for each image. Whether including the initials of family members, hiding Disney characters, or imbedding hearts for special occasions and loved ones, each image contain treasures that add to their mystique.