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Beyond Spring Gate

Spring, with its perfumed breezes and lavish bouquets of new flowers, is the season of romance. In spring, the song of new life fills the air and thrills our hearts. Every blooming gate promises to lead us into a paradise where love and peace prevail.

In Beyond Spring Gate, the second in my Spring Gate Collection, I tried to fulfill that promise by leading my collectors to a vernal paradise. Here is an opulent display of flowers and pristine stream that reminds me of Eden. An ancient Gothic stone bridge urges us on the regal, yet warm and welcoming manor house. In romantic Old England, when walking tours were all the vogue, the poet Wordsworth often stopped to accent the hospitality of country house. At such a retreat as this, refreshed and inspired, he may have penned the immortal lines of Tintern Abbey.

Certainly, the poet in all of us takes comfort in a delightful haven of rest like the cozy gazebo here. As I pause to let the spirit of the season wash over me, I’m seized by an impulse to explore the fabulous gardens that lie beyond the great house. That’s just what we’ll do in the third Spring Gate Collection image, which is coming to reward the romantic in all of us.

  • In continued tribute to his wife Nanette, Thomas Kinkade has hidden five N’s in Beyond Spring Gate.
  • Beyond Spring Gate is the second painting in Thom’s Spring Gate Collection which began in 1996, and is painted in tribute to spring as the season of romance and new beginnings.
  • The manor house in Beyond Spring Gate has a timeless feel. It radiates security, warmth and steadfastness, those things that make a house a home. The meandering stream lends a quiet simple tome to this grand setting.
  • The beautiful muted tones in the gardens of Beyond Spring Gate are the perfect compliment to any décor, and the large 25½” x 34″ image size helps to capture the grandeur of the manor house and old stone bridge.
  • Beyond Spring Gate was awarded Lithograph of the Year, First Runner Up in 1997.
Title Beyond Spring Gate
Published May 1997
Subject Location England
Collection Spring Gate II

Image Size

25½" x 34"

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