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Christine Porter Lofaro
Christine Porter Lofaro commenced her artistic formation at a young age. She attended Art classes at the Malta Government School of Art and also at the Society of Arts Manufactures and Commerce in Valletta. She continued to develop different styles and techniques under the private tuition of Mr. Harry Alden, who was one of Bridget Riley’s students. Christine’s highly realistic oil paintings are like snapshots taken from an imaginative world that is narrated through props, things, and figures. Her work takes traditional ways of painting and applies them to current times, through a fresh and contemporary lens.
Along with 18 years of teaching experience, Christine holds an honours degree in Art and a Master’s degree in Creativity and Innovation from the University of Malta. In 2016, she obtained a Ph.D. from the University of Sheffield (UK) with research on studio spaces and the creative process. Christine is a full-time artist and a visiting lecturer at the University of Malta.
In 2019, Christine has been added as a member of the International Guild of Realism. Founded in 2002, the guild recognizes talented contemporary realists, while also building bridges between collectors and artists working in this field.