• Holding artwork

    Art shopping – A basic guide

    Buying art. Why? Art is something personal. Not just for the artist who creates it but also for the person appreciating it. Through the creative process, artists express themselves and their philosophies, but so do buyers by selecting distinct work that resonates with them. A piece of art in your home could be something that …

  • Coffee mug and journal

    Somewhere in the middle…

    We love celebrating the beginning of things, like the New Year, a new job, a new venture. We also tend to go into reflection mode when things come to an end, such as when closing a life chapter, while reviewing one’s work at the end of each year, or during project evaluations. But what about …

  • Christine Porter Lofaro - My Creative Process

    My Creative Process

    Sometimes I meet people who are genuinely curious about my creative process. A few presume a practise, where I am in some mystical trance orchestrating muses and inspirations, wearing my beret, standing zen-like, palette in hand, waiting for divine intervention. Haha 😊 A far cry from the truth!  Others, who are acquainted with a different …

  • Puzzle

    When I grow up I want to be an artist

    One of the attractive things of having more time for thinking and reflection is the formation of new perspectives. The COVID-19 situation is one particular experience that is without a doubt challenging the way we see things around us. Or at least I hope it is getting us there!  A point that has been on …

  • Christine Porter Lofaro - colouring sheet - stop and smell the roses

    Colouring time!

    Hello all! Hope you are well and looking forward to a new week despite the difficulties of the situation. Let us focus on what can be done and not on the limitations.  I am following the initiative of Stephanie Borg who came up with the brilliant idea to have artwork-inspired colouring sheets for children and adults alike! Many other …

  • Christine Porter Lofaro - Housebound - Covid19

    Some reflections on coping with the status quo

    What a particular time this is. Surreal and anxiety-ridden. Faced with uncertainty and abrupt changes, we’re all trying to adapt and adjust to these changes as they unfold day by day. Until a few days ago I was very energetically preparing and gearing up for my first solo exhibition. I was focusing on the final …

  • Christine Porter Lofaro - Ella - In progress


    I think this was the painting that marked a significant shift in my style from hard-edge to a more realistic and detailed approach. I had been working on smaller studies and experiments before painting this, however, it was sort of my first fully-fledged painting attempted in realism and using quite a large canvas…80cm x 120cm. …

  • Halloween Card


    🎃🎃🎃 Happy Halloween!! 🎃🎃🎃 A few years back I had designed the images used for these handmade cards! I was quite immersed in the digital stamping world and it was a wonderful experience seeing how other crafters from different countries interpreted my designs to create their own beautiful and imaginative projects. I worked in different styles and …

  • Notebooks

    I really love notebooks…and stationery in general!! Since I was very little, I was quite obsessed with stationery items and come September I used to enjoy several trips to different shops to prepare for school and buy new stuff. There was something about that “new start” feeling which I used to find so exciting. Brand-new, …

  • Belfast Castle - Ireland


    I always get a surge of inspiration when I visit other countries….I feel that such places become an extension of an artist’s studio and these new experiences, however small, will somehow find their way in the development of new ideas and concepts…..I’m curious to see how it might unfold this time around!