“In ‘Victorian Christmas,’ I touch the quiet heart of the holiday itself. Bowered by stately evergreens and blanketed in new snow, this golden house is aglow with the spirit of Christmas.” – Thomas Kinkade

Millions of people from all over the world are enchanted by Christmas magic of Thomas Kinkade art. Idyllic and light-infused, his paintings evoke a sense of upcoming miracles, holiday cheer, and a bit of nostalgia.

Thomas Kinkade (born January 19, 1958, Sacramento, California, U.S. – died April 6, 2012, Monte Sereno, California) was an American painter known for his works of tranquil and bucolic scenes of American life.

His Christmas-themed paintings show beautiful winter landscapes, gingerbread-like cottages, and warmly-lit windows. He was often referred to as the “Painter of Light” due to his use of light and color in his paintings. Thomas Kinkade art is a welcome escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life; it instills serenity and silent joy of Christmas in your soul.

Kinkade was a prolific artist who produced thousands of paintings, prints, and other works of art, and was a successful businessman who built a multi-million dollar empire around his art.

 

Christmas Magic of Thomas Kinkade

 

Why people are mesmerized by Christmas paintings of Thomas Kinkade

Thomas Kinkade captured the spirit of Christmas and its timeless magic so perfectly that you feel completely immersed in holiday wonders. His idyllic scenes of American life emphasize the importance of eternal human values and evoke a sense of home and family.

Maybe it’s because his childhood was not cloudless: “I grew up in a broken home. My dad was out of the home when I was five years old. I never knew him very well.”

Maybe that’s why you are mesmerized by Thomas Kinkade Christmas paintings. Maybe that’s why one in every twenty American homes owns a copy of his paintings.

 

Christmas Magic of Thomas Kinkade

 

“Village Christmas”

 

Christmas Magic of Thomas Kinkade

 

“In ‘Village Christmas,’ I have tried to capture a Christmas of a simpler time, where street lamps glow with the warm light of a natural flame and the townsfolk use a leisurely stroll to church as the opportunity to stop and chat about the joyous season.” – Thomas Kinkade

“Christmas Memories”

 

Christmas Magic of Thomas Kinkade

 

“In ‘Christmas Memories,’ first in my series celebrating the joyous festivity of an earlier and more gracious era, one of California’s great historic houses shows its festive holiday face. Colorful lights spill out from the huge Christmas tree, as tethered horses await the close of festivities.” – Thomas Kinkade.

“Christmas at the Ahwanee”

 

Christmas Magic of Thomas Kinkade

 

“I can’t think of a better place to celebrate our Savior’s birth than Yosemite Valley, one of God’s most awesome creations. The Ahwahnee Hotel is located in the heart of the valley and has been there for nearly one hundred years.” – Thomas Kinkade.

“Christmas Tree Cottage”

 

Christmas Magic of Thomas Kinkade

 

“When I think of the glory of Christmas, I think of the radiant sunsets that set the snowy world aglow at that time of year. The luminous golden color of the sunset in ‘Christmas Tree Cottage’ is a vibrant reminder that the glory of the season truly comes from God alone.” – Thomas Kinkade

“A Christmas Welcome”

 

Christmas Magic of Thomas Kinkade

 

“Many elements of an earlier and simpler time survived in my boyhood hometown. Rustic scenes like ‘A Christmas Welcome,’ where horses wait patiently at a split rail fence while their riders enjoy holiday festivities in a rustic stone cottage, are treasured memories.” – Thomas Kinkade

“Memories of Christmas”

 

Christmas Magic of Thomas Kinkade

 

“Christmas is the Season of Light, and the hue that permeates ‘Memories of Christmas’ is the rosy glow of sunset. The nostalgic vision of life is often described as ‘seeing the world through rose-colored glasses.’ This celebration of community, set in simpler times, is perhaps best viewed through such tinted lenses!” – Thomas Kinkade

“Victorian Christmas III”

 

Christmas Magic of Thomas Kinkade

 

“In ‘Victorian Christmas III,’ I touch the quiet heart of the holiday itself. Bowered by stately evergreens and blanketed in new snow, this golden house is aglow with the spirit of Christmas.” – Thomas Kinkade

“Of all the holiday rituals, the one I prize the most is the coming together of loved ones in shared celebration. Even if our family circle is small, the Christmas season can become a benchmark of friendship, a time when we pause to savor traditions of comfort and joy.” – Thomas Kinkade

 

Christmas Magic of Thomas Kinkade

Christmas Magic of Thomas Kinkade

Christmas Magic of Thomas Kinkade

Christmas Magic of Thomas Kinkade

Christmas Magic of Thomas Kinkade

Christmas Magic of Thomas Kinkade

Christmas Magic of Thomas Kinkade

Christmas Magic of Thomas Kinkade

Christmas Magic of Thomas Kinkade

Christmas Magic of Thomas Kinkade

Christmas Magic of Thomas Kinkade

Christmas Magic of Thomas Kinkade

Christmas Magic of Thomas Kinkade

Christmas Magic of Thomas Kinkade

Christmas Magic of Thomas Kinkade

Christmas Magic of Thomas Kinkade

Christmas Magic of Thomas Kinkade

 

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