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

Abiquiu Amber," 48" x 60". Available at Wilder Nightingale Gallery, Taos NM.)


"Mesa Magic"

A plein air painting workshop at Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, NM. I specialize in acrylics if you want to try this flexible medium.  Painting sites include adobe architecture, colorful cliffs, desert vegetation, ranch buildings, mountain and river views.  All levels of experience welcome!.
Dates: June 2nd - 8th
Location: Ghost Ranch - Abiquiu, NM

See "Workshops" page for details and registration

"Green Mountain Magic"

Plein air painting at Fletcher Farm School, Ludlow VT. Oils & acrylics. Increase your confidence by painting daily, indoors and out, at beautiful rural sites: old mill, barns, fields, mountains and more!
Dates: August 21st - 24th
Location: Fletcher Farm School, Ludlow VT

See "Workshops" page for details and registration

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!