This article on painter and former Placerville resident Thomas Kinkade is an exercise in shooting fish in a barrel, though it does suggest, in an aside describing Kinkade's disruption of a Siegfried and Roy show by the repeated shout of "Codpiece!", that Kinkade could profitably fall back on performance art if the whole oil-paint-as-marzipan thing ends up not panning out.
It's also worth reading for the revelation that Kinkade is apparently obsessed with Barry Lyndon, though judging from his comments he saw the movie broadcast on a television sunk in an aquarium filled with vaseline. I eagerly await Kinkade's series of stargate paintings.
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