Lou Gils teaches drawing and engraving in the visual arts, practical study and applied didactics in the Specific Teacher Training at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Antwerp.
He is active as a visual artist in the field of drawing, free graphics, painting, engraving, music, writing, exact science and fellow human beings. Gils exhibits in Belgium and abroad.
He participates in various restoration and conservation projects and is an administrative member of non-profit associations for the promotion of young artists, including KOMASK. In addition, he is a volunteer in various art projects with mentally handicapped people and young people in a socially vulnerable situation.