Welcome to my Art Life!

I continually say, "I love what I do and do what I love." When I am not visiting with customers at Sawmill River Arts or painting at my studio in a historic 19th century box shop, I am off to my favorite painting locations, usually in New England and not far from home.

Sometimes I'm lucky enough to bunk with friends so I can paint in Kenya or travel with a daughter in Guatemala, returning to work on special series about Africa or the rainforest. Other painters join me to paint in the Southwest or Vermont or the southern hills of New York state. In the winter, I'm likely to explore new painting ideas or old favorites like junk cars and trucks.

"Between the lines" of my life are writing times with my husband Ben, fun times with family, marketing my paintings on ceramic tiles and public presentations on many of my favorite art and historical themes.

So come along! Wander through this site and join me in my rich and ever changing art life. Don't miss viewing my life's work under my Portfolio.

Don't miss out! Keep up to date by viewing my BLOG. Here you can see my latest work and my personal comments about painting trips and new experiences.

Louise Minks

Wilder Nightigale Gallery Sawmill River Art Gallery

Taos, New Mexico

Montague Center, Massachusetts

Island Summer Day (20 X 20 Acrylic) - from the Land and Sea Series


July 12th - 17th “Painting with Pizzazz! Oils & Acrylics”

An indoor painting workshop with outdoor painting opportunities, Road Scholar, The Warwick Center, Warwick, NY. Tuition, housing & all meals: $565/dbl, sgl higher rate. Challenge yourself to paint more boldly and fearlessly! The emphasis will be on developing good composition, creating clean color and learning about light and perspective. Painting demonstrations and personal critiques will move you along quickly. Since I specialize in acrylics, you may want to try this excellent and forgiving medium. All levels of experience welcome. Located just south of the Catskills in New York state, the beautiful hillside location has lovely comfortable rooms with private baths and excellent food at the historic Warwick Center – you will want to return! Advertised nationally through Road Scholar, this course fills quickly, so register early.
Dates: July 12th - 17th, 2015
Location: The Warwick Center, NY
Register: Call Road Scholar toll free (877) 426-8056 or register on line at www.roadscholar.org. Course # 20082RJ. Questions? Contact Arlene at The Warwick Center: 845-986-1164;

"Plein Air Painting in the Pioneer Valley"

Dates: Throughout the month of August
Location: A variety of sites in the Valley
Time: Flexible
For more information contact Louise directly, at 413-367-2800 or Louise@LouiseMinks.com


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Join me on Martha's Vineyard, in Vermont, my Pioneer Valley, or Abiquiu, New Mexico! or right at home in my studio!