"I have three passions in my life: art, history and spiritual growth. I find they complement each other well and each affects how I approach the other." Louise Minks has lived and painted in the small rural town of Leverett in Western Massachusetts for twenty-five years. Her colorful expressionistic oils and acrylics often focus on local scenes in the Connecticut River valley or along the Massachusetts seacoast just hours from her home.
The artist describes her "art school" as museums, books, gallery shows, and her fellow artists. Besides working with landscape painters George Cherepov and Charles Movalli, Louise has studied portraiture and developed figurative paintings around a theme. Her M.A. degree in American History has prompted Louise to develop several series of historical paintings that tour to educational and cultural institutions.