Willow Wood Chapel


Thomas Kinkade Studios

Thomas Kinkade, the Painter of Light™, emphasized simple pleasures and inspirational messages through his art – and the branded products created from that art. From textiles, to collectibles, to music and books, Thom gave credit to a higher power for both the ability and the inspiration to create his paintings. His goal as an artist was to touch people of all faiths, to bring peace and joy into their lives through the images he had created. Thom’s dearest wish had always been that his artwork would be a messenger of hope and inspiration to others – a message to slow down, appreciate the little details in life, and to look for beauty in the world around us. As millions of collectors around the world sit back and enjoy his artwork in their homes, there is no doubt that Thomas Kinkade had indeed achieved his goal of Sharing the Light™.

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There are places in nature where the bounty of God’s creation shines with such radiance that a humble heart is moved to express its gratitude in prayer. And in some of those natural sanctuaries, humankind has seen fit to provide the worshipper with a chapel where we can satisfy our need to pray. Morning sunrise graces us with a radiant metaphor for faith, that no matter how dark the night, the day will dawn renewing the Lord’s tender mercies and rewarding the hopes of the faithful. The dappling sunlight shines upon the still lake, as the swans gracefully float, and as a sweet melody of a psalm seems to rise up, to be joined by the gentle murmur of the brook as it flows past the stone house of worship. Inspired by a Thomas Kinkade original sketch, Willow Wood Chapel by Thomas Kinkade Studios evokes all the timeless elements he loved to reflect in his paintings.  

Key Points

  • Willow Wood Chapel is the eighth Limited Edition release in Thomas Kinkade’s beloved Chapels of Nature series, which portrays inspirational places of prayer set in the Great Outdoors, highlighting the abundance of God’s creation.
  • The artists of the Thomas Kinkade Studios created Willow Wood Chapel, drawing inspiration from one of Thomas Kinkade’s original sketches. Thomas Kinkade chose to include willows in his concept drawing because they symbolize new life and can be a reminder that with God’s love, we can all thrive no matter the challenges we face.
  • The flowing brook is another life-giving symbol of God’s love.
  • The cobblestone architecture in Willow Wood Chapel reflects a signature Kinkade style used in some of Thomas Kinkade’s most famous paintings, including Dogwood Chapel and The Mountain Chapel, the first two works of art in the Chapels of Nature series.
  • Some of the beautiful birds included in this painting are a pair of swans, a family of ducks, and a majestic peacock.