Born in 1862, died in 1942, Louis lived at Watford and Romford in the intervening years. He was a prolific oil and water-colour artist, often producing small detailed pictures. In time he became president of the Watercolour Society. He was contemporary of Alfred Bennett Bamford, with whom he often exhibited
In 1915 a selection of his Essex scenes was published in a book entitled Essex water-colours, but did not include any of Benfleet. However his painting, depicting Benfleet, as seen from the creek, can be found in “Essex” by A.R.H. Moncrieff. Prints are also widely available on the internet.