Willow Wood Chapel


Thomas Kinkade Studios

Thomas Kinkade, the famed “Painter of Light,” loved to share his passion for art and his creative process with other artists throughout his career. Thom believed in supporting artist development and exchanged ideas with artists. Through this collaborative environment, Thom passed down his methods and imparted the techniques, concepts and vision for his signature Kinkadian style.Today, the artists of the Thomas Kinkade Studios apply many of the same techniques created and used by Thom during his lifetime; from sketching to digital and oil brushwork, to image recapture and his use of light. Over time, these mastered skills have evolved into a Kinkadian style of art adored by art collectors around the world.

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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.