You can see this above the autograph on the back of the painting. Much RARER to find one of the Certified Canvases of THOMAS KINKADE personally hand-signed by him and does add to the value of the artwork. This one was personally signed by him at an in-person public event held in Norfolk, VA. A note from Thomas Kinkade on this painting. This painting is the second work in my'Christmas Cottage' series.This series, which has become one of my most popular, was planned as an annual event that would extend from 1990 through the turn of the century, Lord willing! Each year's addition features the release year in small numbers as though denoting the address of the cottage. For example,'Christmas Eve' features a small address placard in the right foreground bearing the inscription 1991. Christmas Eve' is, plain and simple, an expression of my ongoing love affair with the Christmas season. I have attempted to capture on canvas through this wonderful old stone cottage the lights, mood and magic of the most wonderful season of the year. As is so often true in my paintings, the tiny "N" adorning the sign beside the door is a tribute to Nanette, my wife.
The piece is handsomely framed and this canvas will be mailed in the frame as shown. The Painting comes with a Certificate of Limitation & Authenticity. Also included with this listing is a "Fine Art Ownership Portfolio", a folder in which the "Fine Art Owner's Manual" and the Certificate of Limitation and Authenticity are stored in.
Comes from a smoke free home. The canvas is 12" X 16". ABOUT THE PAINTER OF LIGHT. In the very beginning of his artistic career, Thomas Kinkade put his entire life savings into the printing of his first lithograph. Though at the time he was already an acclaimed illustrator, Thom found that he was inspired not by fame and fortune, but by the simple act of painting straight from the heart, putting on canvas the natural wonders and images that moved him most.
It was this dedication and singular-minded focus on the ultimate goal of Sharing the Light that made Thomas Kinkade, a simple boy with a brush from the small country town of Placerville, California the most-collected living artist of his time. Throughout his life Thomas Kinkade shared his joy and used his paints in support of hospitals, schools, and humanitarian relief.
Though the recipient of countless awards and honors, it was Thoms profound sense of purpose that his art was not just an accessory, but also a ministry, that continues on as his legacy. Judes Childrens Research Hospital, the White House, The Vatican, and Britains Tate Museum, Thom raised hundreds of thousands of dollars over his lifetime for charity.
Thomas Kinkade, the Painter of Light, 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 gave credit to a higher power for both the ability and the inspiration to create his paintings.His goal as an artist, who was Christian, was to touch people of all faiths, to bring peace and joy into their lives through the images he had created. Thomas Kinkade the artist was also a devout and loving family man. It was this devotion for his family that inspired him to add symbols of his love to his artwork.
Numerous paintings contain hidden Ns representing Thoms lovely wife Nanette and many other paintings include the numbers 5282 as tribute to their wedding date May 2, 1982. Thoms four daughters were also included in his artistic process- after the birth of each of his daughters, Thom painted adoring images in each of their namesake; Evening at Merritts Cottage, Chandlers Cottage, Winsor Manor and Everetts Cottage. Thoms dearest wish had always been that his artwork would be a messenger of hope and inspiration to others a message to slow down, appreciate the little details in life, and to look for beauty in the world around us. As millions of collectors around the world sit back and enjoy his artwork in their homes, there is no doubt that Thomas Kinkade had indeed achieved his goal of Sharing the Light. Please note: In the event of a problem, please contact me immediately and first as there are very few issues that cant be resolved.
Please view all pictures carefully as they are part of the description. We have a very large selection of original photos, artwork, and collectibles available. The item "THOMAS KINKADE Signed & Stamped 12x16 CHRISTMAS EVE sn 688/980 COA Included" is in sale since Sunday, February 22, 2015. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Religion & Spirituality\Christianity\Icons". The seller is "edi2004" and is located in Carrollton, Virginia.This item can be shipped to United States.