February 2024: Big Red says 'Good Morning!' is currently hanging (for sale - $690.00) in the newly opened Mariana's Kitchen in Lower Hutt next to the War Memorial Library and the Little Theatre. It's a fantastic cafe with some delicious South American flavours going on. Also, they have very good taste in art work. Big Red is acrylic on canvas, 16inch by 20inch. Have a coffee while you think about it.
February 2024: The plump pigeon of peace (kererū - pictured below) is another work currently at the Depictions Exhibition at the Odlin Gallery (9-11 Myrtle Street, Lower Hutt), I'm particularly proud of this one with soft purple and lavender colours in a pointillist style. Get some soothing calm on your wall for just $690.00. Acrylic on canvas, 16inch by 20inch. EFT-POS is available at the gallery.
January 2024: New art postcards now available - NZ$2.50 each, with free postage in NZ. Minimum order of four. Read more.
February 2024:. A number of my photos are now available as Adobe Stock photos. Check out my Adobe photo portfolio.
Who is Louise Thomas?
Louise Thomas is a writer who paints, draws, and takes photos. She writes about pretty much anything, but specialises in science issues, winning awards for her science reporting. She also enjoys birding, wildlife photography, and graphic design. She is a keen gardener and crafter of many things.
Louise contracts for organisations within the science community — contributing to social media, newsletters, press releases, annual reports, research reports, conference posters, and research bids. These include the Independent Research Association of New Zealand (IRANZ) and the NZ Government's National Science Challenges.
Louise was a regular writer for the Science Learning Hub and the Biotech Learning Hub, and has authored many Royal Society of New Zealand Alpha and Gamma publications for secondary school science programmes.
She also enjoys writing for young children — two children’s science stories originally published in New Zealand have been published in the United States and Canada.
Louise developed a science communication course, which was launched in 2007, for the Open Polytechnic of New Zealand.
She has a B.Sc in Earth Sciences from Massey University and a postgraduate certificate in Environmental Management from Victoria University of Wellington. Before becoming a freelance science writer, Louise worked in mineral observing, soil mapping, and seismic surveying fields. She has written and edited for various organisations, including three and a half years as the communications adviser and Web Master (remember when that was a job title?) for the Ministry of Research, Science and Technology (Now morphed and merged into MBIE).