Thunder in the Mountains, Stories from the Rails by Zac Kinkade
This Limited Edition Canvas is hand-retouched by skilled artisans, giving the painting a look almost identical to the artist’s on-easel original. Vibrant colors, rich textures and color tones accurate to Thom’s original brushstrokes are the hallmarks of your finished piece. All Limited Edition prints are created using high quality acid-free canvas or paper.
A steady drumbeat echoes through the mountains, louder than the roar of the waterfall that rushes down the ravine through which the pounding sound bounces. A train is passing in the river’s gorge. On it are travelers filled with excitement and a sense of adventure that only a ride on the rails can provide.
Creatures of the forest stop to listen and watch while two fishermen cast a line at the water’s edge. It is a scene melding the majesty of indomitable nature and the efforts of humankind to tame it. It is also a visualized moment that speaks to my own sense of wanderlust and is reminiscent of sojourns taken long ago in my childhood.
Thunder in the Mountains is the first painting in the Stories from the Rails collection, a series of oils paying homage to the railroading tradition and what the steam whistle’s call does to the listener’s heart. I hope you will all join me on this journey as I explore the steel ribbon that connects cities and towns to
each other and the world’s wild spaces to both. “All aboard!” And thank you for sharing my adventure in art.
Thunder in the Mountains is the first Limited Edition Art in Zac Kinkade’s series Stories from the Rails. This collection pays tribute to the railroading tradition and the sense of adventure that traveling by rail evokes.
• The P.N.W. Express refers to the Pacific Northwest, where Zac lived and created many of his early published paintings. The landscape portrayed in the background is that of the Rocky Mountains, through which railways run, connecting Zac’s former beloved home to his current residence and studio in Texas.
• The number 21 on the locomotive engine reference 2021, the year in which Zac painted Thunder in the Mountains.
• Zac Kinkade is known for including wildlife in his masterworks. Can you find the grizzly bear, bobcat, elk, and bald eagle?
Zachary Thomas Kinkade Explanation of Editions
STANDARD NUMBERED (S/N) The Standard Numbered Canvas is individually handhighlighted and numbered. Each canvas is hand-signed on the front by Zac and is available through Art Brand Studios and Authorized Galleries. Standard Numbered are designated with letters S/N during the numbering process.
GALLERY PROOF (G/P) The Gallery Proof Canvas is available in small edition size and is individually hand-highlighted and can be distinguished by the unique gold foil Remarque stamped onto the image. Each canvas is hand-signed on the front by Zac and is available through Art Brand
Studios and Signature Galleries only. Gallery Proofs are designated with letters G/P during the numbering process.
HERITAGE EDITION (H/E) The Heritage Edition Canvas is available in very small edition size and created with a textured process that recreates the artist’s actual brush work. It is then finished by a Master Highlighter with additional highlighting. A special Zac Kinkade hand sketched
Remarque is applied on the verso side of the canvas by a Master Highlighter. Each canvas is handsigned on the front by Zac and is available through Art Brand Studios and Signature Galleries only. Heritage Editions are designated with letters H/E during the numbering process
STUDIO EDITION (S/E) The Studio Edition Canvases are the most rare and are extremely low in edition size. They are created with a textured process and additional highlighting that recreates the artist’s actual brush work. Upon satisfactory completion, Zac will apply final highlights himself and
hand sketch a detailed sketch and signature on the back of the canvas. Each canvas is hand-signed on the front by the artist and is available through Art Brand Studios and Signature Galleries only. Studio Editions are designated with letters S/E during the numbering process.