Idealistic Aritist Thomas Kinkade
O come, let us sing unto the LORD:
let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.
- Psalms 95:1
Combining realism with idealism, grand perspectives with minute details, his artworks reflect the love in his heart for God, for family, for Nature, and for simple idyllic life. In his paintings, we can see majestic mountains, winding rivers, lakes and forests, sea and lighthouses, cozy cottages and rustic chapels, beautiful gardens and peaceful Christmas night. Fresh and uplifting, they radiate with warmth and hope, in which one cannot fail to identify his longings for love,faith and a simple life close to God and Nature.
Thomas Kinkade was born in 1958. He grew up in the small town of Placerville in California.
In 1976, Kinkade attended the University of California and began to receive his
formal art training at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. He spends
the summer after graduation on a sketching tour with college friend, James
Gurney. Together the two produced the best-selling instructional book, The
Artist's Guide to Sketching. The success of the book landed the two young
artists at Ralph Bakshi Studios to create background art for the animated
feature film Fire and Ice. It was also during this time that Kinkade began to
explore light and imaginative worlds with abandon.
While admiring his paintings, we can't help feeling the call of love and Nature, and sometimes a nostalgic feeling for simpler life of faith in old time America.
Besides paintings, Kinkade has also created a number of inspiring sculptures.
Some of Thomas Kinkade's Paintings
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