Thomas Kinkade is Americas most celebrated living artist. He was chosen, along with his idol Norman Rockwell, as a Charter inductee into the Bradford International Hall of Fame; was name Graphic Artist of the Year for 1995, 1996, 1997, and again in 1998; and has earned numerous other awards, including NALED Lithograph of the Year of the past seven years and the prestigious Collector Editions Awards of Excellence. A modern day impressionist, Kinkade infuses light into his paintings that evolves nostalgia, peace and tranquillity in his works. His paintings of quaint cottages, city scapes, and majestic scenes of nature are among the most collected in America. A man of deep personal faith and traditional values, Kinkade is married to his childhood sweetheart, Nanette, and they are the parents of four daugthers. Native Californians, the Kinkades reside in a wooded glen in Northern California.