“The Painter of Light,” Thomas Kinkade is famous for idealistic, light-infused images. One of America’s most collected living artists, Kinkade communicates his strong faith and values through a glowing, romantic style of soft lines, warm colors and inner glow which was inspired by his early work in set design. When Kinkade creates a painting, it is often reproduced in countless forms, including books, posters, figurines and gift items.
I try to tell the whole story in a single image - what I refer to as a "narrative panorama". We see Neverland in the distance, just below the "second star to the right", as the full moon bathes the scene with its silvery glow. The lights of London twinkle along the river Thames, as the clouds take shape, if only in our imagination, as characters from the adventure - Captain Hook, Smee, the Lost Boys and the ubiquitous ticking crocodile. But for me, the central character of the story will always remain Tinker Bell, the enchanted fairy princess who makes the entire journey of imagination possible. -Thomas Kinkade