Known as the Painter of Light, Thomas Kinkade has always used his artwork to convey certain core values: Marriage and Family, Children and Future Generations, Nature, Spirituality, and Tradition. Now, for the first time, Kinkade explains how all people can transform their lives by following 18 simple principles, or lightposts,that illuminate these core values. These include: Living in the Light of Simplicity, the Light of Selflessness, and the Light of Thankfulness, as well as Living in a Positive Light, and Living in the Cozy Light of Home. With retail product sales of over $200 million per year and over 150 Thomas Kinkade-themed stores nationwide, Americans collect the works of Thomas Kinkade more than any other living artist. There are nearly one million copies of Kinkades 10 previous (mostly art) books in print. His Ill Be Home for Christmas and Romantic Hideaways (Harvest, 1997) were Evangelical Christian Publishers Association bestsellers, and his Simpler Times (Harvest, 1996), a book which contains portions of his philosophical writings, has been his strongest seller to date with 215,000 hardcover copies in print. Simpler Times hit the Christian Booksellers Association Marketplace Premier 100 list for 1997. Also available as a Time Warner AudioBook read by the author.Praise for Thomas Kinkade: Not since Norman Rockwell has one artist so captured the heart of the American people. ~ Key magazine
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Like the beloved artist Norman Rockwell, painter Thomas Kinkade emphasizes what is good and kind in America. His paintings of old-fashioned homes and ideal landscapes may not ever be considered high art--but they can certainly capture the heart and soothe the eye, and for many of his devout fans, that's plenty.
Now Kinkade sets his sights on writing about the core values that his paintings have illuminated for years--home, tradition, family, nature, and above all else, living in the light. By sharing personal stories and numerous analogies to his painter's process, Kinkade has developed a comfortable, fireside-chat manner. He offers advice and inspirational suggestions on chapter topics such as, "The Abundance of Enough, Living in the Light of Simplicity;" "Saying Grace, Living in the Light of Thankfulness;" and "A Radiant Sunrise, Living in a Romantic Light." Mostly, Kinkade seems to want readers to create a more beautiful, serene, and joyful life, as if they could be transported into the idyllic world of his paintings. While this may seem like a naive agenda, it is a soothing notion, and one that many fans would certainly enjoy imagining. --Gail HudsonAbout the Author:
Thomas Kinkade , the Painter of LightTM, emphasized simple pleasures and inspirational messages through his art – and the branded products created from that art. From textiles, to collectibles, to music and books, Thom believed that both the ability and the inspiration to create his paintings had been given to him as a gift. His goal as an artist was to touch people of all faiths and to bring peace and joy into their lives through the images he had created.
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