ABOUT Me

I find my inspiration in the simple things in life and living by the code “Simply Stunning” makes me my own biggest critic.

IT'S THE COMPANY YOU KEEP; THAT DEFINES WHO YOU ARE.

Charmainé du Plooy

   b. 1975, Living in JHB – South Africa

I am a partner, a sister, a fur mother and a self-taught artist.

I live in Johannesburg, South Africa.  

MY ART is a way for me to find calm in the concrete jungle. After a stressful day in the corporate world – my art becomes my freedom. I try to grab every opportunity to spend time with my family and appreciate the beauty and simplicity nature provides!

Since a very young age, I was interested in drawing, painting and any DIY project where I could use my hands to create something from nothing. I grew up sharing my mother’s love and passion for being creative. We belonged to the embroiders guild together; and she taught me almost everything I know. The biggest gift I received from my mom was her passion to try her hand at anything, and if it did not work out the way you planned, try again or move on. 

I went through a dark decade in life’s journey and lost my will to create (or so I thought). I met my life partner and the love of my life; and one warm summers evening, sitting on the couch, I picked up a pencil and started drawing our cat next to me. The peace and joy that came from those few hours was the spark I needed. The support and complements that followed after each drawing, made my confidence grow, and rest is history as they would say.

I am now labeled as an art supply collector rather than an artist, as I will experiment with a multitude of subject matter. 

MY LOVE & PASSION lies in various mediums: Watercolour, Acrylic, Pen & Ink and not forgetting the ever so challenging Pastels, Charcoal & Graphite. “My favorite moment while painting is when the picture on my canvas begins to come alive.”

For a quick project I will turn to Jewellery making, and making Charming Gifts to share with family and friends. 

My partner and I love to go on road trips and it is during this time that I will turn to our shared passion – photography. These images you will find on my Instagram page. 

 

I find my inspiration in the simple things in life and living by the code “Simply Stunning” makes me my own biggest critic. 

Please feel free to take some time and look at my work. If you are interested in something you see or just want to chat, pop me an email.

I AM WHO I AM BECAUSE OF YOU

DAD & MOM – YOU GROUNDED ME IN LIFE 

You thought me to find the good in others & they will see the good in me. You gave me my values & morals I live by every day. Never give up! Nothing is impossible, I CAN make it possible.

MY BROTHER AND HIS FAMILY – LOVE you guys! 

Thank you for giving me my niece to love, and to fill the gap in my heart. Knowing the blessing that family will stick with you in good times, in bad times and sad times. I am blessed to have you as mine.

FOR MY TWO MEN!  You guys understand my OCD. 

You taught me patience & brought back my LAUGH! In this family being courageous, honest and trustworthy always comes first. We take responsibility for our actions, and know that it is fine not to be perfect.

MY INNER CIRCLE 

YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE

  Thank you for being there at the end of a rough week…

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