The sudden death of Thomas Kinkade at the age of 54 is especially sorrowful to the Members of the Teleflora Network of Independently owned Florists.Throughout the last decade the independent Florists of the Teleflora Network have become intimately acquainted with the Art of Thomas Kinkade. Through an exclusive licensing agreement with Thomas Kinkade Media Arts, Teleflora has been turning the Cottages and Scenes painted by Mr. Kinkade into three dimension works of art with the Teleflora Thomas Kinkade Cottage Collection. Each Christmas Collectors of Thomas Kinkade were eager to see what the newest Teleflora Thomas Kinkade Christmas addition would be, as floral designers from around the Nation became acquainted with another work of at by the Painter of Light, Thomas Kinkade.
Mr. Kinkade has been billed as the Artist who is most widely collected, he himself took great pride in his ability to turn his art work into a commercial enterprise that included exclusive Thomas Kinkade Galleries throughout the Country along with licensing agreements with companies that sought to turn his Art into everything from pens to full length motion pictures.
Teleflora first joined forces with Thomas Kinkade with the Thomas Kinkade Country Cottage Teacup Display, which was later expanded to a collection of five tea cups. Each teacup in this collection of Thomas Kinkade featured a thematic work of art by Thomas Kinkade with inspirational scenes and titles. The Teacup collection was soon joined by a Thomas Kinkade Teapot, and Watering Can and Planters, all made from fine ceramic and featuring a work of art by Mr. Kinkade.
It was the Teleflora Thomas Kinkade Christmas Cottage Collection that captured the imagination of the collectors of Thomas Kinkade works and representations. Each year the Teleflora Thomas Kinkade Christmas Cottage was a sell out for florists around the Nation, with collectors craving them with and without flowers. Over the years the collaboration between Teleflora and Thomas Kinkade produced, an Easter Cottage, and Votive Candle Holder with a painting by Mr. Kinkade as the backdrop, that depicted the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Calvary,and a three dimensional replication of the Thpmas Kinkade painting of the Nativity Scene, the birth of Jesus Christ.
Collected by Art Enthusiasts and Christians, the collectors of the Painter of Light, Thomas Kinkade, will certainly miss the anticipation of the unveiling of his latest art works, as well as the Teleflora Christmas interpretations of the same.