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.