The mountains in the image are real mountains situated in the Rockies, outside of Aspen Colorado. The mountain in the back is Mount of the Holy Cross and it really does form a naturally occuring cross on the northeast side. Thom and Nanette discovered the mountain while riding horseback. The cabin is from Thom's imagination. This image was released in 1997 and is the second image in the Beginning of a Perfect Day Collection. The image is framed, and applied to a mat-board, then placed inside of another frame - giving it the appearance that image is "floating". Image is gelled to give the paper a textured look.
"The Valley of Peace marks the first time I've featured the golden beauty of aspen trees in my mountains capes. Nature has her garden spots; this is one of them. Here, truly, is a perfect retreat for the dreamer who lives in all our hearts."
-Artist Thomas Kinkade
Framed in a bronze color frame. Heavy duty steel hanging wire included. This image measures: 16"H x 20"W; Overall Size: 25.5"H x 29.5"W x 1.5"D. Weighs 5.6 lbs. You'll receive a certificate of authenticity to denote this is a genuine piece of Thomas Kinkade artwork. For indoor use only. Made in the USA.