Artist Profile for Lois     Ipswich

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Lois Full Time Professional

Biography

*** Lois is still welcoming commissions, despite the Covid-19 pandemic. Please stay safe and well *** (PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR ARTIST REVIEWS AND TESTIMONIALS) "Unusual requests a speciality!" :-) Lois is a prolific artist, speed-painter and illustrator, based at her studio in Ipswich. Her diverse artwork is characterised by a balance between precision and free-flowing energy. She often creates designs for public art trails in cities across the United Kingdom. She joined MyArtBrief in February 2017 and has successfully completed a large number of commissions through the site. She is always happy to discuss individual needs for a commission - unusual requests are welcome! Speed-Painting Lois is best known as a speed-painter with a big brush, sweeping strokes, and bold colours including iridescent, shimmering and metallic paints. Her choice of subject matter varies widely to include portraits, wildlife, landscapes, townscapes, seascapes, nightscapes, and still-life. She often works on unconventional canvases, making creative use of the original to contribute to a new artwork in a 'metamorphosis' or 'graffiti' technique. She welcomes an audience while she works and - until the pandemic - regularly performed live demonstrations of her techniques at art clubs, art shops, galleries and other venues. She is currently focussing on bespoke private an public commissions. Paper-cutting Lois's paper-cut designs are a synthesis of swift, energetic sketches and painstakingly precise cuts of a surgical scalpel blade. She frequently presents talks on the history and diversity of paper-cutting traditions from around the world, and specialises in illustrations, creative cartography, and personalised gift commissions (especially for paper anniversaries). Her paper-cuts have been published in books, magazines and journals internationally. Lois can design and create a unique personalised papercut gift for your loved one, to commemorate a wedding, birthday, christening, or special occasion. A delicate cut-paper design is the perfect gift for a first (i.e. paper) wedding anniversary. Loïs can incorporate names, dates, or a meaningful quotation, woven into the design. Sculpture Lois creates dramatic sculptures in mixed media, inspired by themes of historic drama, myth and legend, balancing exquisitely detailed hand-carved features with sweeping movement, often incorporating numerous unexpected 'found items'.

Skills

Photograph
  • Human Figures
  • Any Composition
  • Still Life
  • Cityscape
  • Single Portrait
  • Animals & Birds
  • Building & Architecture
  • Human & Animal Portrait
  • Multiple Portrait
  • Not Listed
  • Landscape
  • Pet Portraits
  • Flowers & Plants
  • Vehicles & Transport
Conceptual Art
Picture/Painting
  • Coloured Pencil
  • Marker
  • Pastel
  • Chalk
  • Graphite
  • Acrylic
  • Pencil
  • Pen And Ink
  • Mixed Media
  • Fabric Pen
  • Other
  • Water Colour
  • Charcoal
  • Textile/Fiber
  • Any Composition
  • Any Style
  • Pop Art
  • Expressionism
  • Semi Abstract
  • Impressionism
  • Other
  • Realism
  • Illustration
Digital Artwork
  • Still Life
  • Any Composition
  • Myth & Fantasy
  • Human Figures
  • Animals & Birds
  • Human & Animal Portrait
  • Multiple Portrait
  • Pet Portraits
  • Not Listed
  • Flowers & Plants
  • Vehicles & Transport
  • Abstract
  • Building & Architecture
  • Seascape & Skyscape
  • Cityscape
  • Single Portrait
  • Landscape
Ceramic
Sculpture
  • Clay
  • Other
  • Textile/Fiber
  • Stone
  • Paper
  • Wood
  • Any Medium
  • Metal

General

  • Will work from a photo
  • Ships Internationally
  • Ships 'Artwork for Sale' within 6 Days
  • Prices from £60 to £3000

Reviews

Hiren

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2 weeks ago

Lois is not only an absolutely amazing artist but also a person! It was great to make this art piece with her as she was really understanding and communicated so well! The piece was delivered safely and well packaged and it goes without saying, I thoroughly enjoyed the progress pictures!

Aaron

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3 weeks ago

I can not recommend Lois highly enough. From the beginning the communication has been stellar, and Lois kept me up-to-date on the progress, which was wonderful as this was my first ever art commission. Lois fulfilled the brief better than I could have ever imagined. The finished painting left me awestruck, and struggling to appropriately convey how much we love and appreciate it. I would recommend Lois everyone who wants an exemplary piece of art from someone who very clearly has a deep love for what they do.

Chloe

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4 weeks ago

What a fabulous Artist!! I absolutely adore the art work and it was exactly what we wanted, beautifully drawn and such and easy interaction with the artist and felt easy to discuss or change details and to explain. Thank you so much!

Andrew

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1 month ago

Lois is delightful to work with and her interpretation of all three of my briefs has been spot on every time, simply wonderful.

Stephen

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2 months ago

Lois has been excellent through our project. Great at understanding our brief, she was first class when it came to our communications and guiding us along to what is a fantastic piece of work. We can't thank her enough for such a rewarding first time experience commissioning an art work.

Andrew

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2 months ago

Exceptional communication and punctuality, and overall a fantastic outcome that captures the brief and then some. Highly recommended.

Ian

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3 months ago

First class. Lois is a true talent and wonderful to work with

Victoria

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3 months ago

Lois was fabulous. I only had a very vague idea of what I wanted but Lois helped me bring my ideas to life. She communicated throughout the process, which was very reassuring and the initial mock ups were done in no time at all. The finished work is fun, creative, perfect for our anniversary and very unique

Tiffany

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3 months ago

I’m stuck in quarantine due to the U.K. not accepting my American jab after my trip abroad to the US, and as you can imagine I’m quite frustrated by that. So, imagine my delight when on a boring quarantine day I received the piece that Lois made…it is and will be the best part of my quarantine. I can’t stop looking at it! She took the time to research the style I wanted, and it’s stunning. I hope she is as proud of it as I am. She was a pleasure to work with - a true professional. She’s warm, kind, extremely talented, and she pays great attention to detail. I cannot thank her enough.

Mark

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3 months ago

It’s been an absolute joy working with Lois. She has 100% nailed the brief and I am delighted with the end product. The artwork was delivered well within the scheduled time scale and communications have been spot on. The whole experience has been great.

KHALID

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3 months ago

Lois was such a lovely person to engage with. She fully understood what I was trying to achieve with my brief. I was thrilled and delighted with the results! Dr.Hussain

Ian

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3 months ago

An absolutely wonderful artist, kept me updated throughout the process - thank you!

Stuart

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4 months ago

I have never commissioned an artist before. Lois has been a revelation. From the moment she responded to my brief I knew she was the right fit. She treated my objectively modest brief with the utmost respect and importance. She sent me proposals and ideas which helped me refine what I wanted. She was so interested in the project which made it all the more special. The finished miniatures are incredible. The detail is exceptional and they will be treasured by me. Communication was faultless throughout and Lois’ attention to detail, right down to the careful and beautiful packaging of the miniatures, was of the highest order. Not only would I not hesitate to recommend Lois to others, I truly hope to have the opportunity of working with her again in the future. An exceptionally talented artist and an amazing person to work with. Thank you Lois.

Julia

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4 months ago

Lois made absolutely the most beautiful painting imaginable. My partner is over the moon and the art looks even better than I imagined it to be :) I recommend Lois to anyone looking for art made with love and care.

Andrew

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5 months ago

Awesome, better than I expected and now two of a trilogy completed to a very high standard of work and interpretation of my brief, Thank You Lois!!

Black

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5 months ago

Helped me out with getting the specifics together, and made me an absolute masterpiece. It was exactly what I wanted, and I love every bit of it!

John

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5 months ago

Brilliant ! I am very very pleased with the outcome from my art brief. Lois is a very talented lady and she totally nailed it, fulfilling something I had wanted to have done for many years. I can totally recommend Lois.

Harsh

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6 months ago

Lois is an amazing artist and an equally amazing person who listened to us and kept in touch throughout the process. Her artwork is superb and it touched our hearts. This work will remain in our family for generations to come. Thanks for contributing to adding colour to our family traditions and culture. We will forever remember you through your lovey creation !

Tahmima

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6 months ago

Lois was fantastic at communicating from the outset and brought my vision to life. It was delivered on time and looks lovely. Thank you

Ian

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6 months ago

A superb artist, good communication, delivered on time. Would work with her again . Wonderful

Anita

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6 months ago

This was our first experience of an art commission and Lois worked at every point to make it a great one! We needed guidance we an unconventional request and help to make up our minds which she happily offered throughout. Lois provided a sketch so that by the time we committed we felt secure in what we would receive. Lois regularly came back to check in on details are she worked which has meant that the final result is even more special. Even though we were remote throughout the process and couldn't meet due to restrictions so far in 2021, we did not feel disconnected. Lois has produced something thoughtful and her attention to detail has meant so much. Its a truly unique piece with Lois'beautiful paper cut and artistic style. The commission arrived well packaged and safe. Very happy customers!

Stephen

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7 months ago

Lois exceeded my expectations and was very professional and I hope to use her services in the future.

Kenny

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7 months ago

I cannot rate Lois high enough, the painting I commissioned was literally lifelike, the painting was not rushed and you could see that she has a brilliant eye for detail, Lois also kept me reassured that all was well, even down to the way, the painting was sent to me was excellent and on time, I also received a lovely note, what I would like everyone to know, I definitely will commission Lois again, no problem, and thank you Lois

Andrew

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7 months ago

Wonderful Experience from Start to Finish, Just Smashing!!

Jack

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8 months ago

The painting arrived and looks wonderful. Communication throughout has been excellent and Lois was very happy to answer all stupid questions and was very patient with me! I will definitely be back for more again!

Daniel

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8 months ago

Excellent communication, wonderful artistic design and beautiful end product! Would recommend!

Tony Torrible

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9 months ago

Absolutely what we wanted, 200% pleased. Communication was great and little bits we required were no trouble at all, then shipped safely. Great end product and a pleasure to work with, would highly recommend Lois and her work. Thanks x

George

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9 months ago

Really amazing work completed by Lois, so happy to be able to display this in my new home and my girlfriend absolutely loved it. Amazing communication all throughout the process. Will definitely be looking to get more in the future.

Jodie

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10 months ago

Lois is such a talented artist, working with her was such a pleasure. She knew exactly what I wanted and worked on a limited brief bringing my ideas to life. She was so communicative throughout the whole process from start to finish and I would recommend her to anyone. Thank you so much for a beautiful piece!

Rick

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10 months ago

Lois was very patient and accommodating through the whole process of designing and creating my piece and was an absolute pleasure to work with!

Hannah

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10 months ago

Lois was great to work with, giving helpful suggestions and options. The finished piece is beautiful and exactly what I had imagined. My artwork arrived on time, packaged very well to protect the delicate item.

Sylvia

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10 months ago

Thanks to the level of communication we had between us, I have a picture that fills my brief. So pleased with it. Safely arrived and well packed,

Ingrid

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12 months ago

Lois created an absolutely beautiful picture for me. She got the sense and feel of what I wanted really well and checked out various details to make sure it was what I was asking for. All communication was really smooth and helpful. The finished piece was delightful. I highly recommend Lois.

Lauren

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1 year ago

Lois was amazing to work with - we gave her limited direction and she was able to create alongside us a fantastic and custom piece of art. We absolute love it!! Would recommend working with her to anyone.

Ryan

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1 year ago

This is the second piece that Lois has created for us, and wow what an absolutely stunning portrait. The colours used really show off her individual style but also bring to life the characters in the portrait!

Jack

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1 year ago

Couldn't have been happier with the artwork Lois created for us, her communication, friendliness and basically everything. She made the whole process very easy and we can't wait to have another something made by her already!

Ryan

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1 year ago

I'm absolutely delighted with the work that Lois has created. Going into this process, I was never sure what to expect, with it being the first painting I've briefed, but Lois has been amazing throughout. From the initial conversations, through to the final piece being delivered, she's been faultless. Never did I imagine that my idea could've been brought to life as well as it has and the style in which it's been captured / created is perfect. Anyone who is seriously considering commissioning a painting should contact Lois; as she has far and away exceeded my expectations. Thanks Lois.

Heather

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1 year ago

Lois produced a beautiful piece of art that exactly matched our brief. Communication was excellent throughout and I'm so delighted with the artwork. Highly recommended!

Samuel

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1 year ago

Lois has been incredible from beginning to end. Perfect in all aspects and we love the end result! Would certainly recommend.

Jason

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2 years ago

Received a lovely figure of Poseidon and Gaea, it's such a beautiful birthday gift, and is amazing, I will treasure it forever, thank you

Rebecca

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2 years ago

Lois was so communicative throughout the entire process - from providing initial digital mock ups, to implementing my requested changes. The piece was a 30th birthday surprise for my husband, and she put me at ease through what could have been a stressful process in making decisions on his behalf. Thankfully, he is thrilled with it - as am I! Thanks so much Lois!

Lizzy

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2 years ago

Lois has created for me a few pieces now, and she continues to be kind, professional, and reliable, as well as an excellent communicator - and her work is beautiful, of course!

Sam

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2 years ago

Lois was fantastic to work with from start to finish. I cannot fault her.

Ryan

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2 years ago

I had a great experience working with Lois, she created very useful digital mock ups and discussed ideas about the brief. I also received progress pictures and was involved with decisions along the way. Very happy with the final product.

Tina

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2 years ago

I asked Lois to create a sculpture in memory of my late Father in law. Lois has been a great communicator, she listened and interpreted my ideas so well ,providing sketches of her thoughts, and was so patient when I changed my mind or asked for small changes. I was thrilled with finished sculpture I Would readily recommend her and her work.

Alan

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2 years ago

Lois, provided brilliant creative ideas, listened carefully, had excellent timely communication and our finished result is wonderful. Highly recommend her.

Astara

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2 years ago

Lois did an amazing job bringing my vision to life. It was a fun, exciting and rewarding experience to work with her on my brief to paint my boyfriend in the world of his favorite video game. I can't recommend her enough!

Rob

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2 years ago

I can’t speak highly enough of Lois’ artwork and attitude. Not only was she polite and enthusiastic, she offered her views on different ways to produce the art, which were invaluable as I am far from an art expert. She communicated at all points throughout the process, which was great too. I’d recommend her 100% and hopefully have the chance to work with her again in the future.

Claudia

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2 years ago

Lois was great to work with - made sure she really knew what I wanted, suggested similar styles and really described what she was going to do before she started, then provided progress photos. It made the whole process very reassuring and the final painting was excellent and exactly what we'd hoped for. She was also really accommodating when sorting out the shipping too - all in all a great experience, I'd definitely recommend and commission again.

Elaine

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3 years ago

It was a joy to work with Lois. The painting I commissioned was a special birthday gift for my husband and he was absolutely delighted with it. Lois kept me up to date throughout and was extremely helpful and enthusiastic. This was my first time commissioning an artwork and Lois made it a wonderful and enjoyable experience.

David

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3 years ago

Lois was amazing from start to finish. I set out to create a piece of art and I didn’t really know how to make it happen. At every step Lois was there to provide advice and support and together we were able to create something that farmer exceeded my expectations. The communication was brilliant throughout. I was working out of the country and often on a different time zoneS. Lois was always so flexible and responsive. The end product far exceeded my expectations. I’m giving it as a present tomorrow but shown it to a few family members and they were blown away. I can’t recommend Lois highly enough. It was such a pleasure working with her. I’m a little sad it is over! 😃

Daniel

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3 years ago

Unbelievable talent and incredible communication. Exactly as I had invisoned. Would recommend to anyone. Thank you Lois, you star!

Kane

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4 years ago

Amazing would recommend for anyone

Catherine

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4 years ago

I love it! Thank you so much for interpreting my ideas so beautifully.

Samantha

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4 years ago

Wow they look amazing!

Orla

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4 years ago

Lois was absolutely amazing! From communicating exactly what I wanted and being able to understand with no worries at all what I was trying to convey. She was so patient and a joy to work with! Nothing I asked for was too much trouble - and I had so many tweaks and bits and pieces to add in and changes in composition. I felt like we worked together really well and that made me have so much confidence in choosing to have a piece commissioned - as it was my first time doing anything like this. The process was quick and easy and I trusted Lois completely. Also she far exceeded my expectations in the final piece and also had the final work delivered well before my deadline which I was so thankful for! I would have no hesitation using Lois again and can't recommend her highly enough!

harriett

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4 years ago

we love it!! Really great!

Simon

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4 years ago

Thank you so much for all your hard work, it's really appreciated. You've done an absolutely wonderful job, it's far better than we all ever really expected to be able to get to be honest!

Jade

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4 years ago

I'm so pleased with both paintings of my children. They are amazing. Jade

Mark

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4 years ago

I have always prided myself on giving unique presents and decided to commission a piece of art for my Daughter's 18th. I was immediately interested in Lois based on her artwork, submitting a flexible brief with themes that might work. Lois responded quickly and as if reading my mind gave a provisional sketch that would eventually be manifest in a paper cut design incorporating the themes. Lois easily interpreted and translated my ideas, which was remarkable given the short/loose brief submitted. Lois gave an extremely reasonable quote (particularly for her talents) and was kind enough to work to my budget. From beginning to the end, Lois maintained regular correspondence that included image updates, clarifying my wants to get every detail right. The final Artwork is stunning. Lois is unbelievably skilled, extremely professional, but also a truly lovely person, producing exactly what I had hoped. It is truly perfect! Lois made this a truly magical Journey/experience.

Tony

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4 years ago

What can I say other than thank you. I can't recommend Lois and the Team at MyArtBrief highly enough. Jennifer couldn't have been more professional, and Lois went out of her way to ensure that the final picture was exactly what I wanted. She kept me upto date with developments, was happy to discuss ideas and thoughts, shared photos every step of the way and managing my expectation re timelines. The resulting picture is truly wonderful and a fitting golden anniversary present for my parents. Am now just looking for another excuse to submit another brief.

Jake

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4 years ago

Lois took our brief and ran with it with such commitment – we felt like our brief was in perfectly capable hands and Lois came up with fantastic suggestions. Lois was passionate about the concept and went over and above what was asked of her – she provided regular updates, seeking approval through photographs and video footage. We felt the project was left in safe and capable hands. The final result is a sublime piece of art with ample thought and commitment having gone into it.

Jacek

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4 years ago

Very talented lady! The whole process was easy and fun and I will definitely be back!

Jacek

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4 years ago

It was an absolute pleasure dealing with Lois! She's very friendly and very talented, the sculpture she made was exactly, if not better, what I had wanted and the receipient loves it! I would definitely recommend her, and I will definitely do some business with her again :)

Jim

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5 years ago

Absolutely fantastic artwork! Lois has been professional from start to finish and was always quick to respond to questions via the site. Again, Many Thanks Lois!