In his own words, "I try to create paintings that are a window for the imagination," ... "If people look at my work and are reminded of the way things once were or perhaps the way they could be, then I've done my job." He wanted to offer people a cozy, idealized view of the world. Many times the works had a biblical theme. This offered his collectors further comfort and support at times of stress or sorrow. He was not ashamed to put his beliefs into his art. This endeared him to his fans, but not necessarily the art critics.
|Thomas Kinkade lectures and sketches at Gallery One|
|Thomas Kinkade unveils Christmas Chapel I|
|Thomas Kinkade greets collectors and signs their art|