Thomas Kinkade is America's most collected living artist, a painter-communicator whose tranquil, light infused paintings bring hope and joy to millions each year. Each painting Thomas Kinkade creates is a quiet messenger in the home, affirming the basic values of family, faith in God, and the luminous beauty of nature. Kinkade is a devout Christian and credits the Lord for both the ability and the inspiration to create his paintings. His goal as an artist is to touch people of all faiths, to bring peace and joy into their lives through the images he creates. A devoted husband and doting father to their daughters, Kinkade hides the letter "N" in his paintings to pay tribute to his wife, Nanette. The girls names can also be found in many of his paintings. Kinkade has received numerous awards for his works. Most recently, the National Association of Limited Edition Dealers (NALED) has named him as Graphic Artist of the Year for the fifth year in a row. Kinkade has also won the Collectors Editions Award of Excellence and was a charter inductee, along with his idol, Norman Rockwell, to the Bradford International Hall of Fame for plate artists. Kinkade is also the only artist predicted to be a "Future Hall of Famer" in US Art Magazine.