Thomas Kinkade Quotes.
The most important key to a more romantic life: you have to be willing to pay attention
My brother and I always had jobs and worked from a young age.
The concept that an artist would be revered by popular culture is an immediate dismissal of his relevance as an artist.
With whatever talent and resources I have, I’m trying to bring light to penetrate the darkness many people feel.
I’ve had so much positive reaction and emotional fulfillment from the creation of my art and sharing it with everyday people that I never paid too much attention to the opinion of critics.
You have to expect spiritual warfare whenever you stand up for righteousness or call attention to basic values. It’s just a matter of light battling the darkness. But the light wins every time. You can’t throw enough darkness on light to put it out.
I’ve always been drawn to artists who paint for the everyday person. I love the American illustrators.
My whole life was absorbed with my art. I was known by my schoolmates as the kid who could draw.
I remember my mom had a big collection of copies of Saturday Evening Post magazines, and that was really my introduction to those great illustrators.
When I got saved, God became my art agent.
I began my career creating art for an animated feature film, and it has been a life-long dream to tell some of the story of my own life – the story behind my art – through the medium of motion pictures.
Rather than set aside daily time for prayer, I pray constantly and spontaneously about everything I encounter on a daily basis. When someone shares something with me, I’ll often simply say, ‘let’s pray about this right now.’
My paintings always feature trails that dissolve into mysterious areas, patches of light that lead the eye around corners, pathways, open gates, etc.
Art transcends cultural boundaries.
Cherish the people who make up your home, and you’ll notice the hearth fires burn brighter than ever before.
Every painting I do blends time frames. The great thing about being an artist is I can make the past join the present in some reality of the future.
Each of us is a small part of God’s plan. I’m a small part. I create paintings that are being used by God.
Beauty is found in anything that delights the senses, nourishes the soul, fires the imagination.
I believe a radiant, light-filled tomorrow should be normal to the experience of living.
People are reminded that it’s not all ugliness in the world.
The whole Modernist lie is that art is about the artist.
I view art as an inspirational tool.
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.
A still image attracts the viewer with an overall impact, then reveals smaller details upon further study.
When we learn to say a deep, passionate yes to the things that really matter, then peace begins to settle onto our lives like golden sunlight sifting to a forest floor.
Every conversation, every cuddle, aver kiss and caress, even every disagreement, adds another brushstroke to the picture of home you paint with the days and hours of your life.
Romance makes a radiant sunrise out of every moment.
The flow of blessings in our life is directly related to our passing blessings along to someone else.
I think the art world… is a very small pond, and it’s a very inbred pond. They rely on information from an elect elite sect of galleries, primarily in New York.
A painting has a lot of advantages over other forms of communication. Unlike a movie, you don’t have to put it into a machine and turn it on. It’s just there every day. It’s not limited by the element of time. It’s a constant part of the home.
The worlds I paint leave a lot to engage the imagination by hinting at what lies beyond the four edges of the painting. I think getting beyond the four edges of an opportunity or challenge is one of the basic skills you need in business.
High culture is paranoid about sentiment. But human beings are intensely sentimental.
I’m a warrior for light.
I’m working on a snow scene right now, and it’s summer. It’s hot, and I will get chilly. I’ll have to turn on the heat. My wife walks in, and it’s 95 degrees in the studio. I know it’s nutty, but it’s a projection you have where you step into the painting.
This world is very dark, but in Heaven there is no darkness.
I was always the kid who could draw. I had this talent, and it was the one thing that gave me some kind of dignity in the midst of my personal environment.
I am really the most controversial artist in the world.
I share something in common with Norman Rockwell and, for that matter, with Walt Disney, in that I really like to make people happy.
Somewhere out there is a unique place for you to help others – a unique life role for you to fill that only you can fill.
Our most important legacy will be the contributions we make to the lives of other human beings.
Everyone can identify with a fragrant garden, with beauty of sunset, with the quiet of nature, with a warm and cozy cottage.
Art is forever.
I’ve never been at odds with the world of contemporary artists. If there is any animosity, it’s one-sided.
Balance, peace, and joy are the fruit of a successful life. It starts with recognizing your talents and finding ways to serve others by using them.
It is easy to have a lot of paintings or projects hanging around that are ‘almost done.’