Who Is Thom?
William Thomas Kinkade III was an American painter of popular realistic, pastoral, and idyllic subjects. He is notable for achieving success during his lifetime with the mass marketing of his work as printed reproductions and other licensed products by means of the Thomas Kinkade Company.
According to Kinkade's company, one in every twenty American homes owned a copy of one of his paintings.
Kinkade described himself as a "Painter of Light", a phrase he protected by trademark.