Thomas Kinkade is one of the amazing modern American Artists (1958-2012). At the very beginning of his artistic career, he put his entire life savings into the printing of his first lithograph.
Though he was already an acclaimed illustrator with a world record of painting sales, he found that he was inspired not by fame and fortune. It was the simple act of painting straight from the heart and 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.
On McIntosh mugs, you will find his vision of the landscape and his passion for painting.