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Thomas Kinkade Original Paintings for Sale

Two original paintings by artist Thomas Kinkade are now available for sale by Insky’s Thomas Kinkade Gallery in Birmingham, AL.


“Portrait of a Woman” 5″x 7″ oil on canvas board, painted early in Thom’s artistic career. This painting is unique as Thom painted very few portraits and very few are in private hands.

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“Village Castle Wales” 8″x 10″ oil on canvas board

Village Castle Wales was painted on location during Thom’s trip with his Dad and brother, Patrick Kinkade, retracing the journey of their father in Europe during World War II.  The trip was chronicled by Patrick in a book, “Chasing the Horizon”.  The ruins of Castle Llawhaden can be found in the Wales village of Llawhaden and the painting is featured in the book on page 58.  A copy of the book will accompany the painting. 

For complete information on these two rare original works go to

Contact the Gallery at 205-733-4893 for purchase information





Thomas Kinkade Serigraph wins SIGA Expo Gold Award


The Thomas Kinkade Company’s “Snow White Discovers the Cottage” Serigraph wins the Gold Award at the SGIA Expo International Golden Image competition.  More than 66 companies from around the world entered the competition submitting a total of 353 prints in 50 product categories.  This years event was one of the most challenging in recent history.  Prints are judged on the level of difficulty and quality of execution.  Serigraphs are considered to be original art because each one is created individually.  Over 80 screens were needed to complete the Snow White Serigraph.  The company produced a total of only 550 serigraphs in the 18″x 27″ size.  We have number 49 SN in the Gallery…In addition to being a beautiful piece of art, it is also truly collectible because it is the First Serigraph from the Thomas Kinkade Company and it is of the First painting in Thom’s Disney Dreams Collection.  For more details on Serigraphs go to our blog at:

Thomas Kinkade Serigraph Explained

The Thomas Kinkade Company has just introduced it’s first Serigraph Edition with its introduction of this technology for the initial Disney Dreams Collection painting, “Snow White Discovers the Cottage”

So just what is a Serigraph?  In the art world they are considered “originals”, because they are hand crafted one at a time…See below and watch video:



What is a Thomas Kinkade Serigraph

 From an early age, Thomas Kinkade was fascinated with printmaking and  the many different print processes used over history. As a boy, he experimented with silk screening and as an established artist eventually began using silkscreened sketches as remarques on the backs of his paintings. For years

Thom planned to release serigraph editions of his work, now the Thomas Kinkade Company is pleased to be able to fulfill that dream and release the first Thomas Kinkade Serigraph Edition.

Serigraphs are a highly respected print making technique in the art world. Unlike photographic reproductions such as giclée, serigraphs actually involve recreating the original artwork by hand. The

serigrapher prints each individual color of the original, one color at a time, resulting in an exacting hand created reproduction. For each color in the original artwork, a film is cut, screens are exposed, presses are set and pigmented inks are mixed. Each color must be applied layer over layer with lengthy drying periods in-between. No more than two colors can be applied each day, so a 100-color print will take two and a half months from the first screen to the last.

As each color is printed, the registration or alignment of the print to the silkscreen must be in exactly the same place. This is considered the most important part of fine art serigraphy, because each color must be laid down in the exact place needed on the canvas on every print made. In the end, this ancient silk screening process produces a rich, unique, handcrafted serigraph that faithfully reproduces the original with pigmented inks that are unsurpassed in longevity.

Serigraphs will be released in limited quantities as available and in the edition sizes noted on theCertificate of Authenticity.


What is a Serigraph?

•             An elite stencil printmaking process, which is different than a photographic giclée process.

•             A masterful recreation of the original artwork by hand.

•             Highly durable and made with pigmented inks to resistant to fading.

Serigraphy requires diligence and handcraftsmanship for each print and is a very time consuming, multilayered process. The integrity and authenticity of the Serigraph is found in its processes as explained below:

- A stencil or screen is created for each individual color in the original. Typically, 80-90 separate colors will make up one painting; hence 80-90 different screens are used resulting in 80-90 different layers of ink placed in various places on the canvas.

- Once a screen is created, a sheet of high quality, archival canvas or paper is then inserted under the screen and a special pigmented ink is poured along the edge of the frame that holds the screen

- Areas, which do not print, are blocked in each of the stencil screens allowing ink to pass through the screen to specific areas of the painting, while prohibiting it from flowing through to other areas of the canvas.

- A flat fanlike tool is pulled from back-to-front along the screen pushing the ink through, resulting in a direct transfer of the image from screen to the canvas or paper.

- Only one color can be applied at a time.

- The canvas or paper must be fully dry before another color can be added.

- Due to drying times, only 2 colors can be applied in one day.

- This process is repeated layer on top of layer until the entire original print is recreated.

- Complex works of art, with hundreds of colors, can take over 6 weeks or longer to produce.

Thomas Kinkade Vault

TK Valult logoThomas Kinkade was constantly immersed in the work that he loved. Working daily on sketches, charcoal drawings, the laying in of color and elements for future studio releases, and detailed rendering of artwork in progress, Kinkade was incessantly creating new works of majestic beauty that spoke to the great themes of life. Using a variety of mediums, from oils to acrylic to pastels and watercolors, Thom produced an immense collection of ideas, works in progress and completed artwork.
Kinkade was also a writer, poet and photographer. The author of numerous books, he wrote extensively in journals and private papers, while his photographs captured not only the story of his life, but also the story of the beauty he saw in the world that he would later recreate on canvas.
All of Thom’s artwork, writings and photographs were stored in a vault in his private studio, known as IvyGate. Immensely personal and private, The Vault has only been opened and fully explored by the family and trustees of estate in the time since Thom’s passing.
The Thomas Kinkade Family Trust is committed to continuing to share Thom’s vision and work through the ongoing release of this extensive collection under the name, The Thomas Kinkade Vault. By releasing this historic collection, along with unfinished artwork and projects that will be brought to completion by his very own studio, these images and ideas created by Thomas Kinkade, will continue to affirm Thom’s message of hope… lighting the way for generations to come.

New and Old from artist Thomas Kinkade – “Old Watchmaker”

Something new but also something from the past with this new painting from Thomas Kinkade.  And both are something unexpected from the normal scope of the artist’s work.  Thom’s portrait work was very limited and confined mainly to his early years as an artist and a student at UC Berkeley, where he painted portraits of his friends. Other than “Prince of Peace” this is the only portrait published by the artist and perhaps is an essential painting for any Thomas Kinkade collection.

In the “Old Watchmaker”, Kinkade captures the master craftsman.  The Watchmaker in his twilight years, seems to b viewing the newly completed timepiece and reflecting on the learned skill that perhaps became extinct with his generation.


Artists Notes:

As a mature artist, I seldom paint portraits, preferring to consider human personality through its cultural expressions – home, family, village scenes, and cityscapes.

But character studies like “Old Watchmaker” confirm that this was not always the case.  Early in my career, I was fascinated by intimate descriptions of the human spirit – much in the manner of my artistic heros Titian and Rembrandt.

My “Old Watchmaker,” painted in oil when I was in my early twenties and just learning my craft, is a warm portrayal of a human type that was dear to my painter’s heart, but remote from my world – the master European craftsman.  The watchmaker’s patient skill is inscribed in his careworn, wrinkled face, in the intense concentration of his gaze, in his wonderful, supple-strong hands.  This is a man whose diligence and steadfast character has allowed him to endure the many obstacles he has faced in life.

In this tribute to the watchmaker, I think that I anticipate the depth of my developing commitment to my own craft.  Like the “Old Watchmaker,” I somehow knew that God lives in the details, and that as scripture affirms, it is good to work well with one’s hands.