Lois Cordelia elected member, Society of Graphic Fine Art, May 2015

June 11, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Lois Cordelia, an artist based in Ipswich, has been elected an associate member of the Society of Graphic Fine Art (SGFA). She joins more than 120 professional illustrators, painters and printmakers recognized for their high level of ability in drawing. “The Society has a long and distinguished history,” says Jackie Devereux, President of the SGFA. “It’s the only national art society whose sole aim is to promote drawing, and we’re delighted to welcome Lois Cordelia as one of our newest members.”


ABOUT THE ARTIST: Lois Cordelia is a prolific artist and illustrator in cut-paper, acrylics and mixed media, based at her studio in Ipswich, United Kingdom. She works in diverse styles and mediums, including intricate scalpel paper-cut designs, energetic speed-painting and sketching, and mixed media sculpture. She specialises in illustration and personalised gift commissions.


ABOUT THE SGFA: The Society was established in 1919 to promote good drawing and draughtsmanship. An early President was Sir Frank Brangwyn. Past members include Dame Laura Knight, and both Ronald Searle and the painter-printmaker John Piper exhibited with the Society. Honorary members today include Royal Academician Professor Ken Howard OBE, the award-winning illustrator Victor Ambrus, and Ronald Maddox, President of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour. The Society’s members work in both traditional and contemporary styles, in all drawing and printmaking media. Membership elections are held twice each year, with applicants submitting a portfolio of their artwork. The Society organizes local and regional events throughout the year, culminating in an annual open exhibition in London. 

David's DanceDavid's DanceTitle: David's Dance
Medium: Silhouette paper-cut. Cut by hand using a scalpel.
Dimensions: Approx. 35 x 50 cm
Date: July 2014

David's Dance

Silhouette paper-cut, cut by hand using a scalpel. 2014

Inspired by the biblical verse: “And David danced before the LORD with all his might”
(2 Samuel, chapter 6 verse 14).

King David throws his heart, soul and body into the ecstatic throes of the dance. An energetic freehand sketch conveys the intense, almost violent energy of the dancer. The very nerves, sinews and fibres of his body threaten to unravel and disintegrate, yet he throws himself fearlessly into the unknown. Through his dance, David celebrates the human body, yet remains painfully aware of its fragility.

“You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.”
~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Price: SOLD. In the collection of the CO3 Art Gallery, Colchester.

Gaze of the Green ManGaze of the Green Man"Gaze of the Green Man"
Scalpel paper-cut. Approx. 40 x 50 cm. April 2015.
The Green Man looks away from the viewer with a poignant, wistful expression. The spider's web hints at the fragile interconnectedness of Nature. A dandelion clock implies transience, but also proliferation. A butterfly suggests rebirth.


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