The River Seine by Robert Girrard – a brush name used by Thomas Kinkade
Stretched canvas available in multiple Sizes and Editions. Hand-Embellished.
This artwork is UNFRAMED canvas. Please select your Frame Choice separately.
By using the Girrard brush name, Thomas Kinkade achieved absolute artistic freedom. This freedom led to a joyful experimentation that resulted in numerous breakthroughs and advances in Kinkade’s artistic techniques and talents.
Robert Girrard, an early brush name for Thomas Kinkade, was a romantic impressionist whose subjects are exquisite in nature, applying his sophisticated use of unique color combinations yielding a soft, atmospheric effect to each canvas. The Girrard Style was influenced by early impressionistic art.
When I assumed my Robert Girrard Impressionist persona, the circumstances were so romantic. On my family’s first visit to Paris we lived for five days in a borrowed RV until the gendarme asked us to move on.
During those five days, I set up my canvas in the open air and painted feverishly. When I painted River Seine, the warm light of dusk seemed to draw me into the heart of the City of Light. I used broken colors and broad strokes to evoke the emotional response to my beloved Paris that still touches me so many years later.