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.
Enough To Share
interactive magnetic painting, 3 views
mixed media on panel, 12 x 16 inches