Skip to comments.Thomas Kinkade's Death Pits Wife Vs. Girlfriend Over Painter's Secrets
Posted on 04/25/2012 9:46:45 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Artist Thomas Kinkade, known as "The Painter of Light" left more of a dark scene after he passed away earlier this month at the age of 54.
Famous for his mass-produced, idyllic images of baseball fields, cottages along rivers and scenes from Disney films, Kinkade was more troubled in his personal life than his paintings suggested.
Reports of heavy drinking (Kinkade's brother said he had recently relapsed) and a volatile relationship with his girlfriend came out after the famous painter's untimely death.
Kinkade had been living with his girlfriend, Indian-born Amy Pinto Walsh, after he and his first wife, Nanette, separated two years ago.
Now Nanette has taken out a restraining order against Pinto Walsh, banning her from releasing any of Kinkade's trade secrets after she threatened to release personal photographs and information about the family.
The petition, to be heard by Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Patricia M. Lucas, seeks to prohibit Pinto-Walsh from making statements or engaging in conduct that has the effect of defaming, criticizing, disparaging or discrediting Kinkade, Nanette Kinkade, or any company owned by Kinkade "to appear in a negative light or false light."
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Beautiful work. Thank you for posting these pictures.
I like his work. It is soothing, a bit idyllic, and very peaceful, suggesting warmth within ... always.
Good rule of thumb, always keep your wife and girlfriends on good terms with each other.
Her sure could piss ‘em out!
1)The Business Insider: Don't these people have an editor? One of his company's should be one of his companies.
2) Don't these men ever pause to think how their unexpected deaths can affect those they leave behind? Messy. Messy. Sad.
Okay, bottom line, as boring as this news is it begs the question, will his works be worth more or less because of it.