10/07/2008

Thomas Kinkade: The Painter of Light

Mom had a book full of paintings by Thomas Kinkade, a celebrated American artist. Entitled "Lightposts for Living", I remember poring through the beautiful paintings & wishing I was somewhere in the fantastical world(s) in these works of art. 

Taken from his official site:

Thomas Kinkade is America's most collected living artist. Coming from a modest background, Kinkade emphasizes simple pleasures and inspirational messages through his paintings. As a devout Christian, Kinkade uses his gift as a vehicle to communicate and spread inherent life-affirming values.

"Country Living"

Known as the "Painter of Light", this artist has incredible talent, especially in the way he paints the effect of light. It's not just the technique of how he paints simple, idyllic yet beautiful pictures of life & nature, but it's the way he sends inspirational messages through his work. He had mentioned that he is inspired by his religion & hopes to touch people of all faiths, to bring peace & joy through his art.

Hopefully he will continue to create beautiful artwork for all of us to enjoy! :)

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