Louise Thwaites - Arts Canterbury

Louise Thwaites


Louise focuses mainly on NZ landscapes and seascapes. Many of her paintings feature iconic or well known and loved places such as Taylor’s Mistake, Banks Peninsula or the Southern Lakes.

She is equally comfortable using oil or acrylic, and her style, although basically representational, is becoming progressively more ‘painterly’ rather than being confined by strict realism. The ‘process’ of painting must be a delight not a chore!

Her subject matter comes from photos and sketches from tramping or holidaying in NZ. She is also starting to combine her love of the outdoors with painting ‘en plein air’.

She has exhibited with Arts Canterbury, the Christchurch Art Show, and Art in the Park among others and has art hanging at Crisp Cafe in Ilam, Christchurch and Lakeland Art Gallery.

She welcomes commissions. Feel free to contact her to discuss the process in full.


Contact the artist




03 358 5344