Thomas Kinkade (January .19, 1958-April 6, 2012) will be remembered as the “ARTIST OF LIGHT.” Sun drenched scenes and subtle splashes of undertone permeate his canvasses. His works often portray. bucolic, idyllic settings ---such as gardens, streams, stone cottages, lighthouses and Main Streets. His hometown of Placerville, California…..was the inspiration for many of his most famous paintings.
Kinkade remains one of America’s most endearing painters. It is estimated that 1 in every 20 homes owns a copy of one of his paintings…..Sadly, he died at the age of 54---a victim of substance abuse.
Norah Jones, “COME AWAY WITH ME” is the debut album of pianist and singer Norah Jones (released by Blue Note Records on February 26, 2002) In my opinion, her voice is as silk stretched over clouds in a sky of luminous sound.
Footnotes by Joan