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Lamplight Brooke

There is a mystery about brooks and rivers as they meander on their courses. Where did they start? Where are they headed? What will they see along the way?

When I painted Lamplight Lane – the first in the series which Lamplight Brooke follows – I found myself wondering about the sylvan stream that runs alongside the village lane. I christened it the Brooke Windermer and even imagined it wending its way through the English countryside. I even daydreamed that I was floating in a skiff – as many Englishmen do –  past its picturesque villages and farms.

Lamplight Brooke is my delightful result of this voyage of the imagination. I view this painting as the sequel to Lamplight Lane, and I envision this as the village that lies just downstream. The quaint village, with its thatched-roofed cottages linked by flagstone paths, its sculpted hedges and flowering shrubs, its brightly lit windows and smoking chimneys, its ducks and geese, is roughly based on Bourton-on-the-Water – a charming English town that I very much enjoy. Where will the Brooke Windermer meander next? Keep an eye out for the answer – I promise you won’t be sorry.

  • As an ongoing tribute to his wife Nanette, Thomas Kinkade has hidden five N’s in Lamplight Brooke.
  • Lamplight Brooke is the second painting in Thom’s Lamplight Lane Collection – where we follow the imaginary Brooke Windermer.
  • Lamplight Brooke is based upon a real English town called Bourton-on-the-Water in England.
  • Thom has placed an open Bible on the bench to the left of this painting – Thom said that someone was reading and stopped to wander up the brook.
Title Lamplight Brooke
Published October 1993
Subject Location Bourton-on-the-Water in Cotswold, England
Collection Lamplight Lane II

Image Size

18" x 24"

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