Louis is a native of Tidewater, Virginia. His egg temperas, watercolors, and drawings reflect his love of nature: "The moving skies, the fluid landscapes..."; and his love for people: "The discarded homes and faded dreams of rural America."
||Same as my wife's
||Artist/Gallery Owner of the Louis and Susan Jones Art Gallery|
||Granby High, B.A. from ODU, and most importantly life.
|Last Book Read
||"Dark Rivers of the Heart" by Dean Koontz|
||Writing and recording music, playing the guitar, writing poetry, fishing, boating, skiing, and laughing (best of all).|
|Worst Job Ever
||Being an artist.|
|Best Job Ever
||Being an artist.||Pet Peeves
||Waiting, rudeness, and lack of kindness in others.
||"One Flew Over the Coo Coo's Nest", "Fearless", "Braveheart", "Forrest Gump", "Planes, Trains and Automobiles", "Splash", "When Harry Met Sally", "City Slickers", "Awakenings", "Tommy Boy".|
||Smart women, beautiful women (OK, even ugly women if there is such a thing), sunsets, and the Bay.||Turn Offs
||Shallow, surface people, people who consider themselves too important to be kind to everyone they meet.
||1) Fishing in Canada with my wife and son; 2) singing at the Hampton Coliseum when I was in music, 3) watching a woman I never met walk by and smile.|
|Favorite Radio Station/Style of Music and/or Musician(s)
||I love all music when musicians actually play and singers really sing: Crosby, Stills, and Nash, the Beatles, Kate Bush, Tori Amos, Michael Hedges, Elton John, Joni Mitchell, the Who, and Randy Newman.|
|If I Could Meet Anyone Living or Dead, It Would be:
||Someone living - they're so much easier to get a response from.|
|If "They" Were to Make a Movie of Your Life, What Would it be Titled and Who Would You Play?
||"The Luckiest Man" (in both good and bad ways) with Michael McDonald. I never have a normal day. Unbelievably good things happen to me or the absolute worse things happen.||The One Word or Sentence that Best Describes You
||I hope kindness. It is the purpose of my life, my art, and my music.
||Tricking someone as wonderful as Susan into marrying me and being blessed with a talented, loving, and kind of crazy son who still speaks to his dad.|
|Artistic Style and Medium
||Realism - egg tempera and watercolor; Impressionistic - watercolor and acrylic. Abstract - acrylic, plexi, screwdrivers and nails.|
|Inspirations in Life or Art
||Richard Bach, Robin Williams, James Burrows, Kahil Gibran, Kate Bush, Joni Mitchell and, of course, John Lennon.|