Thomas Kinkade the Artist

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Thomas Kinkade, The Painter of Light, creates glorious paintings from simple inspirations: family, tradition, community and a celebration of the beauty and goodness of God's creation. These motivations have illuminated the body of work that is collected and cherished throughout the world.

A devoted husband and father, Thom gives thanks every day for his life's many blessings, chief among them his lovely wife and their four beautiful daughters. On any given day, one finds Thom busy at his easel with his family somewhere nearby.

Whether he's working by a quaint little footpath in the English countryside, a busy San Francisco street corner, or in his own beloved Ivy Gate Studio cottage, his daughters' carefree high spirits inspire him to celebrate and reflect their shared passion for a simple, joy-filled life. Collectors know that Thom hides "N's" in his paintings as a tribute to Nanette, while the girls often find their images and names in his works.

Throughout his career, Thom has been recognized around the world for his many charitable efforts. Thom has received the World Children's Center Humanitarian Award, has worked extensively with World Vision Charities and has been the national spokesperson for the Make-A-Wish Foundation®. His most recent humanitarian efforts include his recent appointment as the Ambassador of the Points of Light Foundation, founded by former President George Bush, an organization devoted to encouraging volunteerism and community service throughout the United States. Visit for more information about Thom.


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