September 9 – November 20

Christina Thwaites: Magnetic Paintings

See the recorded Zoom Talk with Christina Thwaites
 from Wednesday, September 16. 

Courthouse Gallery Fine Art is pleased to debut these engaging, interactive magnetic paintings allow the viewer to position the interactive objects within the painting anywhere on the painted surface, thus giving collectors the ability to change the composition and the narrative.

Thwaites spent five years developing her magnetic paintings. The process was a new approach to painting that she found addictive, playful, and highly challenging. She began making magnetic paintings while raising her two small children at home, and she was unable to focus on large compositions. The paintings are made from metallic paint and acrylic on a wood board.

Thwaites carefully made and selected each individual movable piece so that any person, regardless of artistic skill, could successfully make an engaging composition and communicate something about themselves through their interaction her work.

Thwaites is available to make commissioned magnetic paintings and magnetic murals. Please contact the Gallery for more information at 207-667-6611, or email us.

 

In this short video, Christina Thwaites demonstrates how to interact with her magnetic paintings.

The following images are GIF files that demonstrate three possible compositions for each magnetic painting.

CHRISTINA THWAITES
Enough To Share
interactive magnetic painting, 3 views
mixed media on panel, 12 x 16 inches
$1800 CHRISTINA THWAITES
I Loved My Dog
interactive magnetic painting, 3 views
mixed media on panel, 10 x 16 inches
$1500 CHRISTINA THWAITES
Playing For The Fish
interactive magnetic painting, 3 views
mixed media on panel, 12 x 16 inches
$1500 CHRISTINA THWAITES
Dreaming Of Pirates
interactive magnetic painting, 3 views
mixed media on panel, 12 x 12 inches
$1200 CHRISTINA THWAITES
The Hand That Feeds You
interactive magnetic painting, 3 views
mixed media on panel, 10 x 8 inches
$950 CHRISTINA THWAITES
Two Sisters And A Chicken
interactive magnetic painting, 3 views
mixed media on panel, 10 x 8 inches
$950 CHRISTINA THWAITES
Helping Hands In A Storm
interactive magnetic painting, 3 views
mixed media on panel, 5 x 7 inches
$450 CHRISTINA THWAITES
A Fish, A Head, 3 Birds
interactive magnetic painting, 3 views
mixed media on panel, 12 x 16 inches
$1500 CHRISTINA THWAITES
It’s Not Funny Anymore
interactive magnetic painting, 3 views
mixed media on panel, 12 x 16 inches
$1500 CHRISTINA THWAITES
Swinging Alone
interactive magnetic painting, 3 views,
mixed media on panel, 5 x 7 inches
$450 CHRISTINA THWAITES
Happy With The Birds
interactive magnetic painting, 3 views
mixed media on panel, 12 x 32 inches
$1800 CHRISTINA THWAITES
Fishing In The Mediterranean
interactive magnetic painting, 3 views
mixed media on panel, 10 x 28 inches
$1800 CHRISTINA THWAITES
Fly With Me
interactive magnetic painting, 3 views
mixed media on panel, 12 x 16 inches
$1500 CHRISTINA THWAITES
If You’re Happy And You Know It Clap
interactive magnetic painting, 3 views
mixed media on panel, 10 x 8 inches
$950 CHRISTINA THWAITES
Chance Of Escape
interactive magnetic painting, 3 views
mixed media on panel, 8 x 10 inches
$950 CHRISTINA THWAITES
The Angel With A Mask
interactive magnetic painting, 3 views
mixed medium on panel, 12 x 16 inches
$1500 CHRISTINA THWAITES
If Only She Had A Voice
interactive magnetic painting, 3 views
mixed medium on panel, 8 x 10 inches
SOLD CHRISTINA THWAITES
Let the Fish Fly
interactive magnetic painting, 3 views
mixed medium on panel, 8 x 30 inches
$950 CHRISTINA THWAITES
She, He, They, Me
interactive magnetic painting, 3 views
mixed media on panel, 8 x 30 inches
$1600
CHRISTINA THWAITES Enough To Share interactive magnetic painting, 3 views mixed media on panel, 12 x 16 inches $1800
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CHRISTINA THWAITES I Loved My Dog interactive magnetic painting, 3 views mixed media on panel, 10 x 16 inches $1500
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CHRISTINA THWAITES Playing For The Fish interactive magnetic painting, 3 views mixed media on panel, 12 x 16 inches $1500
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CHRISTINA THWAITES Dreaming Of Pirates interactive magnetic painting, 3 views mixed media on panel, 12 x 12 inches $1200
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CHRISTINA THWAITES The Hand That Feeds You interactive magnetic painting, 3 views mixed media on panel, 10 x 8 inches $950
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CHRISTINA THWAITES Two Sisters And A Chicken interactive magnetic painting, 3 views mixed media on panel, 10 x 8 inches $950
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CHRISTINA THWAITES Helping Hands In A Storm interactive magnetic painting, 3 views mixed media on panel, 5 x 7 inches $450
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CHRISTINA THWAITES A Fish, A Head, 3 Birds interactive magnetic painting, 3 views mixed media on panel, 12 x 16 inches $1500
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CHRISTINA THWAITES It’s Not Funny Anymore interactive magnetic painting, 3 views mixed media on panel, 12 x 16 inches $1500
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CHRISTINA THWAITES Swinging Alone interactive magnetic painting, 3 views, mixed media on panel, 5 x 7 inches $450
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CHRISTINA THWAITES Happy With The Birds interactive magnetic painting, 3 views mixed media on panel, 12 x 32 inches $1800
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CHRISTINA THWAITES Fishing In The Mediterranean interactive magnetic painting, 3 views mixed media on panel, 10 x 28 inches $1800
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CHRISTINA THWAITES Fly With Me interactive magnetic painting, 3 views mixed media on panel, 12 x 16 inches $1500
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CHRISTINA THWAITES If You’re Happy And You Know It Clap interactive magnetic painting, 3 views mixed media on panel, 10 x 8 inches $950
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CHRISTINA THWAITES Chance Of Escape interactive magnetic painting, 3 views mixed media on panel, 8 x 10 inches $950
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CHRISTINA THWAITES The Angel With A Mask interactive magnetic painting, 3 views mixed medium on panel, 12 x 16 inches $1500
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CHRISTINA THWAITES If Only She Had A Voice interactive magnetic painting, 3 views mixed medium on panel, 8 x 10 inches SOLD
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CHRISTINA THWAITES Let the Fish Fly interactive magnetic painting, 3 views mixed medium on panel, 8 x 30 inches $950
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CHRISTINA THWAITES She, He, They, Me interactive magnetic painting, 3 views mixed media on panel, 8 x 30 inches $1600
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