Preserving Memories

Let Me Paint Your House!

Your Favorite Truck!

Your Vacation Memory!

I enjoy working with customers to create paintings special to them, either working on site or working from selected photographs. Commissioned work can be framed or unframed and is easily shipped to most any location. I work in acrylics, the newest and most stable and enduring painting medium - no fading, yellowing or cracking. The commissioned samples included here were special gifts ordered by family and friends.

In the past ten years I have painted commissions for the 300th anniversary of Salem, Massachusetts; a newly built home for a California family; historic buildings; a tropical vacation memory; a family homestead; an historic sailing ship; and this delightful historic fire truck! Sizes range from 10" x 10" on up, including 24" x 48" landscapes. Prices range from $200 unframed for small pieces to $2000 for very large pieces, plus shipping, and countless options inbetween!

Let's talk! I am happy to work with you to create a painting as a special gift or that you personally will love forever in your home. Browse through my web site to see my painting style and then get in touch. It will be fun for both of us!

Louise Minks, 413-367-2800;

Melinda's Truck
"October Steeple" over the customer's bed (" x " Acrylic Canvas)

Melinda's Truck
Melinda's Truck (36" x 24" Acrylic Canvas)

1920's Japanese Garden as a special focal piece in its new Oregon home.  36 x 24, acrylic
1920's Japanese Garden as a special focal piece in its new Oregon home (36" x 24" Acrylic Canvas)

Ryan Family Commission - 24" x 36" acrylic/canvas

1920's Fire Engine
1920's Fire Engine - 18" x 24" acrylic/canvas

Cape Cottage
Autumn Kayaks - 18" x 24" acrylics

Cape Cottage
J.& L Hanley Painting - 18" x 36" acrylic