Thomas Kinkade wrote, “My mission as an artist is to create glimpses of a world that is tranquil, peaceful and full of the beauty of God’s creation. That’s what I mean when I talk about Sharing The Light.”
Thomas Kinkade is America’s most collected artist. Coming from a modest background, Kinkade emphasized simple pleasures and inspirational messages through his paintings. As a devout Christian, Kinkade used his gift as a vehicle to communicate and spread inherent life-affirming values.
A key feature of Thomas Kinkade’s paintings are their glowing highlights and saturated pastel colors.
Rendered in a naturalistic American Scene Painting values, his works often portray bucolic, idyllic settings such as gardens, streams, stone cottages, and Main Streets. His hometown of Placerville, CA (where his works are omnipresent) is the setting of many of his street and snow scenes.
He has also depicted various Christian themes including the Christian cross and churches.