Louis McNally was born in 1963 in Inverkip, Scotland. He attended Gray's School of Art between 1986 and 1990, graduating with a BA Hons. Louis McNally has a very distinctive and recognisable style of oil painting. He painstakingly develops his paintings over many weeksand utilises drawings, photos and his memory. The result is often an emotive and atmospheric land or city scape with long, low horizons usually inspired by Edinburgh and the East Coast areas. McNally's paintings have a unique haunting quality which can remind one of those painted by Victorian artists but which are undoubtedly contemporary. Buildings in Louis McNally's paintings have a solidity and a three dimensional quality to them which both brings them to life and creates a particular atmosphere within the painting.
Louis McNally's paintings can be found in many private and public art collections including Standard Life, Homes and Gardens Magazines and the Institute of American Museums Washington.