Like Kinkade, my family’s roots are in Ireland. I have not yet had the pleasure of visiting my home land but I would like to believe it is just as Kinkade portrayed it in “Emerald Valley.”
As hard as life must have been then, the simplicity and the beauty are what I see in this piece. In the foreground there is a path that winds over the bridge and off into the distance. I envision that path connecting the whole valley, one clan to the next.
As we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year I hope we remember the rich, colorful heritage that so many Americans descend from.