The lights are always on in the cottages featured in Thomas Kinkade paintings. The soft glow of lights welcomes visitors and viewers alike. The realism and sense of place that Kinkade gives to his cottages makes the viewer feel like they could almost wander up the path of one of his paintings and knock on the door.
For art collectors Thomas Kinkade cottages are a welcoming sight. The theme of finding refuge in serene surroundings appeals to collectors looking for a sort of sanctuary in an all too busy world. The Thomas Kinkade signature style of using light and color to their best advantage is showcased beautifully in his cottages series.