Lois Cordelia is a prolific freelance artist and illustrator in cut-paper, acrylics and mixed media, and a self-confessed Wild in Art addict. She is best known as a speed-painter working live in public. At the other end of the scale she creates intricate papercuts using a surgical scalpel. Lois regularly teaches and performs demonstrations of her art techniques, as well as running life drawing sessions and an interfaith art forum. Since 1999, she has worked as a part-time apprentice to illustrator Jan Pienkowski. Her university degree was in Arabic. The effortless beauty of Arabic script remains an influence in her art to this day.