After completing Thomas' recent plain air study of Yosemite Valley,
the mountains' majesty refused to leave him. When his family wandered
through the national park visitor center, he discovered a key to my fantasy—a
recreation of a Miwok Indiana Village.
Mountians Declare His Glory
Image: 24"x 30"
When I lift up my eyes, I find the truth of the Psalm confirmed by
the radiance of sunrise, by a shimmering memory of a rainbow... especially
by a towering snow-capped peak, like the one that stands as a silent sentinel
— Thomas Kinkade
Image: 18"x 27"
Now, more than ever, New York is America's city - a symbol of our
indomitable spirit, our energy,our roots in a proud past, our confidence
in the future. Is there any place in this fair land that better symbolizes
the glamour and drama of American life than New York, 5th Avenue.
New York Fifth Avenue
Image: 18"x 27", 24"x 36", 28"x 42",
Fishing was one of our summer pastimes, and we all had our favorite
fishing holes. Covered bridges like this one were rarities in the Sierra
foothills, but it seemed, at least in our boyhood imaginings, that big
trout gathered in the shadowy depths under those dramatic old bridges.
The morning sun dapples the scene in the radiant light of memory.
The Old Fishin' Hole
Image: 12"x 18", 18"x 27", 24"x 36"
Every gate, to paraphrase a favorite song, has its season. The season
for this dramatic portal, with its monumental pillars and ornate ironwork,
its lavish blossoms and delicate palette of floral colors, clearly is summer.
Summer Gate introduces Thomas' third print series to embrace the promise
of a season by exploring the enticing world that lies beyond a secluded
The Open Gate
Image: 12"x 16", 16"x 20", 18"x 24"
When humankind was young, we lived in a garden paradise.
Thomas believes that to be literally true; it is also experientially
true for the fortunate among us. When we were children, we lived in a protected
sanctuary, under the loving care of our parents. The world was new to our
experience, and filled with wonder and mystery. The light had a special
radiance...the flowers were treasures of color and scent...butterfly was
a small miracle. And then they grew up.
Pathway to Paridise
Image: 18"x 24", 25.5"x 34", 30"x 40"