Self Portrait

Artist Bio

Charmaine’s work takes inspiration from her local suburban area as well as from inner city Melbourne. Her subject matter includes both nature and the built environment and frequently centres on the integration of the two. She works primarily in the medium of printmaking and focuses on matching the appropriate printmaking technique to the feel of each piece, producing high impact graphic images with strong line and colour. Charmaine is currently focused on the themes of obsolescence, ownership, and the attribution of value. Her work has sold to collectors within Australia and overseas. She lives in the eastern suburbs with her husband, her son, two cats and four fish.


Exhibitions, Competitions and Workshops


- Exhibition: Linden Postcard Show

- Exhibition: Amaroo NC Art Show - Highly Commended


- Shortlisted: 621 Artist Space Award

- Exhibition: Rediscovering Creativity at Schoolhouse Studios Coburg

- Pop-in Workshop: Printed Origami Gift Bags with Recycled Paper at the Ashburton Community Centre

- Exhibition: Melbourne Flower and Garden Show with MAVA


- 5 Artists Snapshot Exhibition at Gallery 314, Richmond

- Harmony Exhibition - Post Gallery Brunswick

- Print Day In May

- Brunswick Street Gallery - Fifty Squared Exhibition


- Place Unframed - Belconen Arts Centre

- Government House Victoria Design Project

Formal Education

- Curtin University - Issues in Contemporary Arts (Single Subject)

- 2022: Diploma in Graphic Design (Visual Arts Stream) at Box Hill Institute (Incomplete, Visual Arts Subjects discontinued)

- 2021: Certificate IV in Visual Arts at Box Hill Institute

- 1993 - 1996: Bachelor of Science at The University of Melbourne

Other Arts Education - Short Courses and Workshops

- 2023: Solar Plate Etching Workshop with Trudi Rice at Firestation Print Studio

- 2022: Domestika Online - Resin Jewellery and Polymer Clay Jewellery

- 2020: Harvard/EdX - Japanese Books: From Manuscript to Print

- 2019: Screen Printing Short Course at CAE


- 2022 to Current: Bluethumb Online Gallery

- 2022 - Current: Local and Rose Street Markets

- 2022 - 2023: in.cub8r Melbourne Central


- 2024 to Current: Print Council of Australia Member

- 2022 to Current: MAVA Associate Member

- 2022 to 2023: NAVA Member