Charmaine was born in Rustenburg, South Africa and spent her carefree childhood years on her family’s small holding. Nature and her love for animals left a lasting impression.
Charmaine studied at the Pretoria Technicon and completed a National Diploma in Environmental Health Care Management.
Charmaine has been a full time artist for 25 years and resides in Hermanus Western Cape South Africa. She has her own gallery, Gallery Charmaine De Jongh Gelderblom.
Charmaine is best known for her magnificent florals, landscapes and figure studies which can be viewed in her gallery. Her works also feature in private collections world wide.