About Kenal Louis: Illustrator and Pen & Ink Artist
Kenal Louis was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Louis in an artist of African and French descent.
His family migrated to the United States when he was a child and he spent most of his childhood growing up in West Palm Beach, Florida. Louis is a self-taught visual artist who specializes in line art as well as digital painting.
His works are inspired by master artists like Pablo Picasso, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jackson Pollock, Ernie Barnes, and Hokusai Katsushika. Over a course of 10 years following his high school graduation in 2008, Louis has created artwork series with various styles.
A lot of his artworks can be found online if you Google for his name and art. His collections of line art contain a distinguished form of line movement.
Since 2012, Louis has transformed and expanded his artworks. His work continues to evolve as he experiments with different styles and pushes the boundaries of his visual imagination.
His passion for fashion, beauty, culture, and drawing allow his works to easily be recognized by his art followers along with those who become a fan of his art.
Kenal Louis has been recognized by a few celebrities like Zendaya, who featured his fashion illustration of her on her app called Zenzine.
Other celebrities have shared artworks from his Royalty Art series on Instagram like Trevor Jackson, Amandla Stenberg, and more. Always ready for his next visual challenge, Louis boldly progresses forward into a promising future with his unique sense of creative direction.
With a passion for art, he aspires to inspire other artists to push the boundaries of their imagination. He also hopes to spread awareness of love and demonstrate patience with his works.
"I believe art is about expressions and emotions. It’s quite a humbling experience when I receive messages via email or social media about people being inspired by my art."
MY MISSION IN ART
“I will spark a change in the world through art.”
First Solo Art Exhibition in 2013
100 pieces were showcase during the exhibition. 90 Paintings including drawings and 10 large print photographs.
"Creating art is what I do best and it is my purpose in this life I’ve been given to be an artist. Daily I strive to bring my thoughts to life visually.
I believe that I can do anything I set my mind to. I will open an art studio, which will also be a gallery that creative’s and art patrons can come to in order to be inspired.
My life's journey is to spark hope in the hopeless. To inspire those who feel that they have no purpose or have been rejected the possibility of making their dreams a reality.
My most important future contribution to others will be the belief to never give up. We have faced many obstacles before in our lives and overcame them. I was created to be an artist and I want to spark a change in the world through art. I create drawings everyday and work on art projects weekly.
Truly, I cannot imagine doing something else other than being an artist for the rest of my life."
Kenal Louis Art and Design Studio : Creative Workspace
Palm Beach Lakes Community HighSchool
2005 – 2008
West Palm Beach, Florida
Metropolitan Community College
2009 – 2014
Electronic Imaging and Media Arts