Kenal Louis was born on November 18, 1990, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. 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, 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.
The digital portrait paintings that he creates also are distinctive and specific to his style of work. There are a lot of accents of gold, texture, symbolism and dramatic lighting within his portrait compositions.
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 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.”
My name is Kenal Louis and I am a creative artist. I practice various forms of art, but primarily visual art. Although, I do have experience in doing editorial beauty and fashion photography along with graphic design.
I am a self-taught visual artist. Much of the artworks that I create are inspired by visual artists the likes of Andy Warhol, Haitian descendant Jean-Michel Basquiat, Pablo Picasso and Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai.
The style of artwork that I produce are illustrations both contemporary in ink, acrylic and digital. Much of my work can be found online. A wide collection of his work can be found on Kenalsworld. Kenalsworld is the first artist portfolio I created online, but eventually may disappear and Kenallouis.com will be the primary place for people to find my work.
Digital Illustrator | Traditional Media Artist
For over 9 years I have created album art, book covers, posters, logos, websites and provided many other creative services for clients.
I believe in growth and every year I make it a goal to grow as an artist. I hope you enjoy the website and find it as a creative source of inspiration and art space to explore.
Palm Beach Lakes Community High School | 2005 – 2008
West Palm Beach, Florida
Metropolitan Community College | 2009 – 2014
Electronic Imaging and Media Arts
Trudreadz.com | 2020
“The First Buddha”
Afropunk.com | 2016
Royalty Art Series
BASIC Magazine | 2016
Royalty Art Series
Beverly Hills Publication
Aesthetica Magazine | 2015
“Red Heart of Light”
Issue 66 August/September 2015
Technical: Drawing, Painting, Sketching, Collage, Photography, Photo Retouching, Photo Editing, Photo Manipulation, Digital Painting, Storyboarding
Software: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe After Effects, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Dreamweaver, Lightroom, Corel Painter, Maya 3D
Hardware: Wacom Tablets, Digital SLR Camera
Language: English, French, Haitian Creole
Other Skills: Audio recording, Audio mixing, film photography, HTML/CSS, Pro Tools, Microsoft Powerpoint, Microsoft Excel, Adobe Flash
Branding Design Pro | 2/2018 – Present
Owner of Sole-proprietary | Graphic Designer
Kenalsworld | 2/2010 – 2018
Owner of Sole-proprietary | Artist
Placzek Studios | 4/2013 – 11/2014
Graphic and Website Designer