I Do Not Understand
I see the initial appeal in a lot of his work. I've long been a believer that if you were only to see one Kinkade work in your lifetime, you'd think it was beautiful. It might even become your favourite painting.
But this complete and utter saturation of the Kinkade® "brand" into the mainstream has taken all of the calming charm out of his art and turned it into shoddy visual noise.
I really don't understand the impulse that would drive an artist to bastardise his "children" that way.