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Beacon of Hope

This dramatic lighthouse begins my new Seaside Memories SeriesBeacon of Hope celebrates the longing for salvation and the power of art. My first painting on the subject is a product of imagination and an allegory of faith.

A small boat, barely visible on the horizon, rides heavy seas that surge and crash onto a rocky coast; the lighthouse beacon is its sole guide. The keeper’s house is a safe haven against all storms – a charming cottage nestled near a flower laden trellis. And, of course, light – radiant sunset and warm lamp glow – bathes the rocks, erasing their sharp edges.

The Beacon of Hope celebrates not only the longing for salvation, but the power of art to express that aspiration. A painting is not a literal portrait, but instead a product of my artistic imagination, containing the elements of an allegory of faith.

  • Beacon of Hope is the first painting in Thomas Kinkade’s new series, Seaside Memories.
  • Beacon of Hope combines Thom’s imagination and his faith in one beautiful seascape scene. The lighthouse stands as the sole guide to passing ships against the rough seas that surge and crash onto the rocky coast.
  • Two crosses appear in Beacon of Hope – the first is found with the sailboat making a cross figure, and the lighthouse hosts the second cross high atop the beaming tower.
Title Beacon of Hope
Published March 1994
Collection Seaside Memories I

Image Size

18" x 27"

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