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

Sawmill River Art Gallery The Barnes Gallery


Golden Trees (24 X 30 Acrylic) - Southwest Series

SPRING WORKSHOPS

"May 14th - 16th: Bluegrass & Red Mesas, ARTful Rhythms"

An indoor and outdoor painting and play time for young and old at Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, NM. Various water media. See "Workshops" Page for more details, including lodging information. Materials provided. Check the Ghost Ranch website for housing/meals information and
Dates: May 14th - 16th
Location: Ghost Ranch 280 Private Drive 1708 Abiquiu, NM 87510
Register: www.ghostranch.org. class code: G15A522; or call them at (505) 685 - 4333 ext 4152. Please also notify Louise. Minimum needed: 6 students.

"June 1st - 6th: Painting with Pizzazz!"

A plein air painting workshop at Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, NM. The Ranch is located in the heart of famous dramatic formations and the first western home of Georgia O’Keefe. See "Workshops" Page for more details, including lodging information. All mediums welcome. Check the Ghost Ranch website for housing/meals information.
Dates: June 1st - 6th
Location: Ghost Ranch 280 Private Drive 1708 Abiquiu, NM 87510
Register: www.ghostranch.org.G15A613; 877-804-4678 or 505-685-4333 and please notify Louise. Minimum needed:  7 students.

"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..
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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!