| Apr 8, 2012
Thomas Kinkade, the self-styled "Painter of Light" who died Friday at 54, once said he worked to "create images that project a serene simplicity." But despite his astonishing commercial success with luminous seascapes and paintings of cottages and...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 7:35 PM
Artist Thomas Kinkade, known as "The Painter of Light" died unexpectedly at age 54. Now, the only Thomas Kinkade Gallery in north Texas is packed with customers.
"He can create light. That's my favorite part of it," said Barbara Williams, assistant...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 2:26 PM
Laguna Art Museum
307 Cliff Drive
Open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays and Fridays through Sundays; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays; and closed Wednesdays. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 8:08 AM
The legal battle over the estate of Thomas Kinkade received a hearing earlier this week in a court in San Jose, with the artist's estranged wife squaring off against Kinkade's girlfriend, who was living with him at the time of his death in April. The...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 2:47 PM
The art world takes itself very seriously. Make that very, very seriously.
What little laughter can be heard between the white walls of the museum typically comes at the expense of art by people who don't understand it. Far rarer are chuckles that erupt...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Q: My 1862 weight-driven Seth Thomas calendar clock is in perfect working condition. It has been in my family for generations. Value?
A: Photos sent with the query show a double dial clock similar to one seen in a photo accompanying this column....
| Oct 29, 2013
| 11:18 AM
It sounds like the setup for a movie about an aspiring Broadway star: Young hopeful moves to competitive cultural mecca, gets bartending job to pay the bills, passes demanding audition and soon has people congregating on the sidewalk to get a glimpse of...