Thomas Kinkade Gallery Opens With Patriotic Theme

The Fourth of July weekend was the perfect time for the opening of the new Thomas Kinkade Signature Gallery in Tyler.

At the opening, Thomas Kinkade's latest release, "Heading Home", was unveiled.

The painting depicts a soldier leaving the battlefield and moving towards home. Gallery owner Rick Parks says the painting is typical of the type of patriotism Kinkade shows in his work.

"Tom is a very patriotic individual," said Parks. "A lot of the images that he's painted, reflect love of country, and the firm belief that our country was based upon not only the belief in God and the belief in family, but also in the soldiers that have made the freedoms we enjoy now available to us all here."

The new Thomas Kinkade Signature Gallery is located in Bergfeld Center in Tyler.

Story by Maya Golden