I am Louis McKnight, I paint portraits. For a few years I focused my attention on pet portraits and pushed for that share of the commission market. Most of these were completed in soft pastel or pastel pencils. Although I do still accept pet and animal artwork commissions I have moved back to painting people. In the past I’ve used oils for this kind of work and I’m sure I will do so again. Currently I’m painting in acrylics, it allows for a faster turn around as far as getting the completed paintings posted to their owners. Oils taking months to dry enough to varnish.

I regularly stream my work live on my Twitch channel, you’re very welcome to come along and watch or ask questions. I am available for commissioned work. My rates are very reasonable. Just message me for details as the price varies depending on the work. As a guide, a typical 12×10 inch panel in acrylic with a plain background will start at around £100 GBP. Postage is extra, I calculate it on the Royal Mails website as this is who I use. I don’t charge for packing materials. If you don’t want your commissioned painting worked on live on stream I won’t, otherwise I may / probably will.