Lois Cordelia Bülow-Osborne

2 Heywood Close, Ipswich, IP2 9LG Tel.: 01473 685513 Mobile: 07949 042115

Email: LoisCordelia@gmail.com ● Artwork portfolio: www.LoisCordelia.com

 

Personal Profile

 

I am a versatile freelance artist, workshop tutor and illustrator with a strong emphasis on community engagement through public events. I am reliable, enthusiastic and well organised, work efficiently as a team member, and am confident with IT. I have excellent communication skills, both oral and written, with a keen sensitivity for languages, a strong academic and research record, and acute attention to detail.

 

Skills

 

Creative & Fine Arts:

  • Confident presenting public live art demos and illustrated talks.

  • Inspiring creative workshop tutor for adults and children.

  • Outstanding draughtsmanship skills: painting, illustration, sculpture.

  • Gallery duties: hanging, stewarding, supervision, sales, customer service.

Office & Graphics:

  • Competent with Windows and Mac, MS Office and Adobe Photoshop.

  • Website maintenance, image editing and blog writing.

Languages:

  • Native UK English speaker. Fluent in spoken and written German.

Driving:

  • Full clean UK Driver's License.

DBS:

  • Enhanced DBS Certificate (October 2016).

 

Work Experience

 

June 2006 – Present

Freelance Artist, Illustrator,

Graphic Designer

UK, Europe

  • Regularly perform public live art demonstrations and talks at galleries, art shops, art clubs and other venues.

  • Planned and led creative workshops for adults and children, including vulnerable adults with autism and mental health issues.

  • Co-founded and run a popular not-for-profit twice-monthly life drawing class to benefit local artists and models.

  • Coordinator for monthly “Art & Spirituality” Interfaith Forum: organised meetings, hosted guest speakers, fielded discussion.

  • Created “Pig-geswyk” for the Ipswich Pigs Gone Wild 2016 public art trail; raised additional funds for charity via live demos and auctioning miniature version of “Pig-geswyk”.

  • Hosted artist and creative freelancer networking sessions.

  • Promoted publicity via press, radio, social media, interviews, video, live events and guest blogging.

  • Gallery duties: hanging, stewarding, supervision, sales, customer service. Welcomed visitors, hosted receptions and private views.

  • Created original paintings, portraits, designs and illustrations for private commissions, books, illustrations, journals, posters, logos, film, music videos and exhibitions in the UK and abroad.

  • Created and donated artwork for charity events and auctions.

  • Exhibited widely and sold artwork in the UK and abroad.

  • Maintained website portfolio and blog: www.LoisCordelia.com

 

2005 – Present

Freelance Translator, Tutor, Proofreader

UK

  • Worked to tight deadlines and under pressure.

  • Strictly respected client confidentiality.

  • Supplied English translations of formal, medical, legal and technical German and Arabic documents.

  • Acquired knowledge of industry-specific terminologies.

  • Proofread and copy-edited academic research assignments.

  • Quality checked English translations of German documents.

  • Liaised with project coordinators, team members and clients.

  • Offered linguistic tuition in Arabic language.

 

Intervals 2000 – Present

Personal Studio and Office Assistant to Author-Artist

Jan Pienkowski,

London

  • Supplied illustrations, designs and page layouts for books.

  • Assembled working models of pop-up books and theatre props.

  • Edited images and designs using Adobe Photoshop.

  • Catalogued books and compiled bibliographies.

  • Contributed visual and linguistic research for illustration projects.

  • Secretarial duties: typed and proofread correspondence, answered telephone calls, liaised with publishers.

  • Photocopying, scanning, ordering supplies, packaging parcels.

 

February – March 2007

Voluntary Team Arabist, Archaeological Expedition

Oman

  • Contributed linguistically to archaeological field research.

  • Interviewed local people about traditional irrigation systems, farming methods, customs, and contemporary trends in fashion.

  • Researched etymological and mythological significance.

  • Wrote detailed academic research report on findings.

 

 

 

Intervals 2002 – 2006

Voluntary Assistant,

University of Edinburgh Chaplaincy Centre

  • Categorised books and other resources in new Interfaith Library.

  • Welcomed fresher students, gave guided tours of Chaplaincy facilities; assisted with exhibitions, receptions, lunchtime gatherings, opening ceremonies, cultural and interfaith events.

  • Designed publicity flyers, posters and graphics.

  • Student member of Chaplaincy Committee.

 

Education & Qualifications
 

October 2002 – June 2006

MA(Hons) Arabic – 1st

University of Edinburgh

  • Studied Arabic language, literature and culture; earned credits in Biblical Hebrew and Sanskrit.

  • Acquired high-level proficiency in translation, written composition, and spoken Modern Standard Arabic.

  • Dissertation: Discuss the contemporary relevance of Arabic calligraphy to the Islamic world.

September 1999 – June 2001

Northgate Sixth Form, Ipswich

  • A-levels: Art A, Biology A, English Literature A, Latin A.

 

Interests
 

  • Natural history: Enjoy woodland and hill walking, and closely observing nature.

  • Health and fitness: Enjoy jogging, dancing, and resistance training, and a healthy vegetarian cuisine, for a balanced lifestyle.

 

References
 

Available on request.