Christine McLoughlin (Local)
Born and raised on Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire. Trained as a school teacher
at Rolle Ladies College in Exmouth. Employed by the RAF to teach children of
British Service families in Aden, South Yemen. While there married an Army Officer
Arabist. Lived and traveled in a variety of Arab countries for 25 years, combining teaching, painting and raising a family. In Dubai set up business
with French partner selling Limited Edition prints to the rapidly
On return to London completed intensive correspondence course in Interior Design, developing a particular interest in architectural subjects. Moved to a Devon village, cycled around the area painting rural scenes. In year 2000 went to live in Exeter beside the Cathedral. The amazing range of building styles within the city inspired me to concentrate solely on detailed architectural work.
During these years, continued to travel extensively overseas filling dozens of sketch books with impressions of the varied scenes from St Petersburg to Istanbul and beyond.