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New Horizons

In my Life Values Collection, I explore the connections between the divinely inspired values that sustain the good life. Perseverance, first issue, considers life as a voyage through stormy seas – a test of faith and a demonstration of God’s sustaining love. Courage, the second in the series, expands on the metaphor of a sea voyage bringing us to the moment of divine inspiration. New Horizons, third in the series, continues the nautical theme and affirms that courage is rewarded by a dramatic expansion of horizons as well continue of life’s voyage with boldness and assurance.

My New Horizons takes its inspiration from Dutch paintings that celebrate the timeless harbor of the 18th Century. As the more timid vessels make their way to the safety of harbor, the subject of our painting sails boldly forth exploring new horizons – when others may lack the courage to follow.

This classic ship sets sail under a dramatic sky, as God’s rays pour from Heaven. The proud ship, confidently seeking New Horizons reminds us that, with God’s help, our life can be a bold exploration of all that is new and enticing in the world.

  • Thomas Kinkade has incorporated a total of seventeen N’s in New Horizons as a tribute to his wife Nanette.
  • New Horizons celebrates a sense of seeking new adventures and discoveries – stepping out where others don’t dare go.
  • New Horizons is the third release in the Life Values Series. This first painting in the collection was Perseverance, and the second was Courage.
  • Take note of the light pouring from the clouds and the translucent color that glows on the sailboat of the main sailing vessel. This sailboat is named Confidence. Thom also included a message in a bottle in New Horizons – can you find it?
  • Thom painted many classic sailboat designs in New Horizons, in which he celebrates the timeless harbor of the 18th Century. The history of the boast is tied to the great traditions of Dutch seascape painting. Simon de Vlieger was one of the best-known Dutch maritime painters in the 1630s and the 1640s – he painted ships in harbor and at sea as well as storms and shipwrecks.
Title New Horizons
Published April 2008
Collection Life Values Collection III

Image Sizes

18" x 27"
24" x 36"

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