** Thomas Kinkade **
("Life Values I")

Gallery Proof Limited Edition
 CERT #664 of 1100 
 Awarded 1999 NALED Best Graphic/Lithograph of the Year! 

Perseverance (Life Values I) by Thomas Kinkade
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"I love lighthouses. The severe, uncompromising life of service lived by lonely lighthouse keepers possesses a special dignity. Poised between the last outcroppings of land and the vast expanse of the ocean, the lighthouse has become a profound symbol of human life, poised as it is between the transitory and the eternal."
- Thomas Kinkade

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~~ Seaside Memories Collection ~~
  • A Light in the Storm
  • The Light of Peace
  • Conquering the Storms
  • Clearing Storms
  • Victorian Light
  • Rock of Salvation
  • Beacon of Hope
  • Sea of Tranquility

Lighthouse Landmarks
  • Split Rock Light
  • Cape Hatteras Light
Life Values
  • Perseverance
  • Courage
Lights of Inspiration
  • Guiding Light
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~~ NALED ~~
~~ Best Graphic/Lithograph of the Year for 1999 ~~

Every Year 30,000 Art gallery dealers, art critics, art reviewers in major publications vote for "Best Graphic/Lithograph" It is called the National Association of Limited Edition Dealers Award ("NALED" Award). This prestigious art award gives recognition to the artist and his art which is equivalent to winning "Best Picture" at the academy awards and propels the artwork into sell-out status.
NALED has selected Thomas Kinkade artwork as Graphic/Lithograph of the Year nine times! Thomas Kinkade received a special award from NALED in 2004 recognizing him as the Most Award Winning Artist in the Past 25 Years!

 CERT #664 of 1100 


 Hand signed by Thomas Kinkade 
at the back in his famous trademark signature so
 this artwork is DOUBLE SIGNED! 

 EXTRA Certificate Included 
Declaring Thomas Kinkade personally enhanced this painting

Seaside artworks are one of Thomas Kinkade's most popular subjects. The call of the ocean and crashing waves on rocky cliffs appeal to those who love the sea such as Navy sailors, Merchant Marines, Coast Guard, and anyone who has ever challenged the sea in a boat or ship.

Perseverance ("Life Values I")
Thom experienced a life-threatening experience when out alone in a boat in the San Francisco bay area when a sudden storm flared up and the winds made the currents treacherous. Perseverance is based on his experience when his boat was tossed to and fro.
Perseverance is the first painting in Thomas Kinkade's popular Life Values series and features 8 hidden N's in tribute to his wife, Nanette. The other painting in the Life Values collection is Courage

++++ Limited Edition FRAMED Gallery Proof (G/P) CANVAS  #664 of 1100  (Frame included! See below)

++++ Tom created this painting in 2000

++++ 1999 NALED Best Graphic/Lithograph of the Year

++++ Hand Embellished Oil Highlighting This artwork is luminous! The sun is literally shining down and glowing. This is also one of the artworks that change the time of day depending how much light you are shining on it. With medium light it looks like sunset, with more light it reflects back as if it is sunrise ~~ Pure magic! (At the time of purchase you will receive coaching on lighting with dimmer switch)


  • ++++ Signed with a forgery-proof DNA Matrix signature on front of canvas

  • ++++ HAND SIGNED BY THOMAS KINKADE on back of canvas

++++ Gold Foil Remarque on front of canvas

++++ FRAMED in a Brandy with fluted roses Museum Quality Frame ~~ ready to hang!

++++ Brass Plaque with the legend "Perseverance, Thomas Kinkade"

++++ Certificate of Limitation and Authenticity included

++++ Extra Certificate that Thomas Kinkade personally enhanced this painting included

++++ Theme: Lone sailor on high seas, nautical.

++++ About Gallery Proof Editions ~~

Gallery Proof Edition (G/P)
Gallery Proofs are issued in quantities significantly smaller than S/N. They can be distinguished from the S/N edition by the unique gold foil remarque stamped onto the image and the designation of G/P in the numbering process.

+++++ And this is what Thomas Kinkade said about this work +++++
"Of course, I've long known that, for many collectors, there is an inspirational quality to my art. I'm often told how much some of my paintings have meant to some of you in times of distress, and I feel blessed to be able to offer my good friends that spiritual comfort.

But I must confess that I've never set out to create a painting that explicitly illustrates a foundational life-value. Until now. "Perseverance," the first in my Life Values collection, is truly something new for me. Call it homily in paint and canvas.

When I began to write about the lessons I've learned in living, I came to understand the connection between my beliefs and my art. 'Perseverance' is inspired by a real moment of doubt and determination. Sailing in a friend's schooner far out beyond Monterey Bay, we found ourselves swallowed in a fog bank, unable to see the shore. I wondered whether, if a storm broke out, we would have the courage and faith to make our way to shore? The storm does strike in 'Perseverance'; thunder crashes, sails billow, waves toss the fragile boat.

We see that the clouds are about to break. The seas are beginning to calm; the sailor's perseverance will soon be rewarded by a return to God's safe haven. Like the dove that flew to Noah as a sign of God's provision, seagulls circle above the boat in my painting as a reminder that safety lay just over the horizon. Perhaps this painting can assure each of us that if we can simply persevere, God's hand of love will soon disperse each storm we face."

~~Thomas Kinkade

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