Italian Cafe 1000pc Jigsaw Puzzle

Thomas Kinkade

Available from mid January

If ever a place could whisk away the troubles of the day, it would be here. Once a fisherman’s harbor, now this quaint southern Sicilian village draws weekenders, beach-dwellers, and romantics. At every turn, the streets and piazzas are lined with stalls of fresh and local food; aubergines, fish, zucchini, tomatoes, and almonds.

Like they have for centuries, the shop keepers have watered down the streets and entryways to limit the dust and sand that had blown in overnight. As the day begin, a young lady fetches a loaf of bread and an elderly painter sets up his pallet and make-shift easel looking to capture the sea and the sails.

Although Michelangelo’s coffee and pastries are known throughout the island, the cafe offers more than just sustenance for the body, it also offers a timeless encounter with Italy’s flora and fauna, a complete reprieve for the soul.

Allow Thomas Kinkade Studios to draw you into the fertile hills of Italy’s finest vineyards to the salty shores of the Mediterranean Sea and everywhere in between with the release their newest painting, Italian Cafe, a work that encapsulates every delicate aspect of southern Sicily.

Made from the thickest puzzle board on the market, our 1000 piece puzzles have been manufactured using 100% recycled board of the highest quality.

Details

  • High quality 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle.
  • Puzzle size 48x68cm when complete.
  • Made from thick, durable puzzle board that is 100% recycled.

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Artist Profile

Thomas Kinkade

Thomas Kinkade grew up in the town of Placerville, California and attended the University of California, Berkeley and the Art Centre College of Design in Pasadena.

In June 1980, Kinkade spent a summer traveling across the United States with his college friend James Gurney and when the two of them finished their journey in New York they secured a contract with Guptill Publications to produce a sketching handbook. Two years later they produced The Artist's Guide to Sketching, which was one of Guptill Publications' best-sellers that year. The success of the book landed him and Gurney at Ralph Bakshi Studios creating background art for the 1983 animated feature film Fire and Ice. While working on the film, Kinkade began to explore the depiction of light and of imagined worlds and decided to earn his living as a painter.

A key feature of Thomas Kinkade's paintings are their glowing highlights and his works often portray idyllic settings such as gardens, streams and stone cottages. Sadly, Thomas Kinkade died on Good Friday in 2012, but he will always be remembered as ‘America's most-collected living artist.

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