SAN FRANCISCO – Artist Thomas Kinkade, whose brushwork paintings of idyllic landscapes, cottages and churches have been big sellers for dealers across the United States, died Friday, a family spokesman said.
Kinkade, 54, died at his home in Los Gatos in the San Francisco Bay Area of what appeared to be natural causes, David Satterfield said.

I had a chance to work with him for a few weeks back when he was doing his Holy Land series...
He was Solid and quite down to earth..( He even laughed at some of my jokes)

He will be missed