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.

Please pardon our appearance as my website goes through some minor changes.

Louise Minks

Red Tree Line, (20 x 30, acrylic) - Land and Sea Series


"Painting with Pizzazz!"

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. Field trips offered. Located just south of the Catskills in New York state, enjoy the beautiful hillside location, lovely comfortable rooms with private baths and excellent food at the historic Warwick Center – you will want to return!
Dates: April 26-May 1
Location: The Warwick Center, Warwick, NY
Register: Contact Arlene at The Warwick Center at 845-986-1164 or email programs@warwick center.com and please notify Louise.

See "Workshops" page for details and registration

"MASSMutual Convention Center"
Main Street, Springfield, MA

Six pieces of art work by Louise Minks will be on exhibit in the gallery there through September 2015. Please stop in and take a look..

Annual Workshops - click here

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