Charmaine is a talented emerging artist in her thirties. She lives at Urrultja, approx. 400km NE of Alice Springs with her husband and four children.
Charmaine was born in Alice Springs but grew up on the Utopia homelands; she eventually went to school in Adelaide and also lived and worked in Melbourne.
Charmaine is a member of one of Australia’s most famous painting families. Her mother is senior artist Barbara Weir and her Grandmother, the inspiration for Charmaine’s paintings is the late Minnie Pwerle.
The large circular images in Charlene’s paintings represent ceremonial sites, the linear design represents the tracks used when searching for food. The small circular design is the bush melon seed and the breast image depicts “Awelye” – ceremonial body-paint design.