+ I don't
believe, in time, that he will be regarded as the titan that he is now. He is
a man of great talent who, to me, used it to create three Picassos before breakfast
because he could get $10,000 each for them. (Thomas Kinkade talking about Pablo
+ What I paint touches on foundational life values. Home,
family, peacefulness. And one of the messages I try to constantly get across is
slow it down and enjoy every moment.
+ 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.
+ The concept that an
artist would be revered by popular culture is an immediate dismissal of his relevance
as an artist.
+ These paintings may be easy to call insignificant by
a critic, but they are precious to the people who bring them into their home.
+ Our galleries are soft (Thomas Kinkade galleries). You don't echo when
you walk in. It's comfortable. There's a fireplace burning. There's a person sitting
here who's not an art expert. We
don't hire art experts. We hire people who love art and love people. And when
you walk in, you're greeted, and the experience is entirely different.
+ There's been
million-seller books and million-seller CDs. But there hasn't been, until now,
million-seller art. We have found a way to bring to millions of people,
an art that they can understand.
+ Everyone can identify with a fragrant
garden, with the beauty of sunset, with the quiet of nature, with a warm and cozy