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


"Joyful Spring" 20 X 20 Acrylic

“Painting with Pizzazz in New Mexico!”
June 4th - 9th

A plein air painting workshop at Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, NM. Oils & acrylics Tuition, housing & meals: $1110-$1440, various lodging options. Camping available, meals extra. See "workshops" section for details.

To Register: Call the Ghost Ranch at 877-804- 4678 or 505-685- 4333 or online: Register Class #G17A623.
Additional Info: Please notify Louise once registered. Email

Sawmill River Arts Gallery hours: Mon & Wed: 11 - 3, Thurs-Sun, 12 - 6. Closed Tuesdays.

For more information contact Louise directly, at 413-367-2800 or Email Louise


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!