Welcome to Artfull
A world filled with ink, paint, colour, words, textures, all kinds of design, and creativity
My days are filled with
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Web & Graphic Design
Unique and effective story-driven, print or digital creations for professionals, small to medium businesses, and non-profits. I could never be as passionate about your business as you – even if I tried- but I certainly am passionate about helping you cut through all the current digital noise and stand out in the crowd.
Art & Illustration
I am in love with God’s beautiful creation – mountains, paths, trees, skies, rivers, trees, and more. Filled with texture, colour, design and form my journey as an artist has come a very long way. I incorporate this love into everything I do including my writing and designing, conceptualising and content creation.
Everyone has a story and I am on a mission to tell them – in word and colour. Not everyone has the time, patience, or desire to put pen to paper, and this is where I come in. This is a highly collaborative and hugely satisfying process and I would encourage everyone to capture their business or life’s journey for their own personal satisfaction or purpose, business legacy, or more.
More of what I do
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A little bit about me...
Helloooooo, I am Charmane
Pictured in front of my beloved Riviersonderend Mountains in the Overberg. So much inspiration has been gleaned from these vast landscapes over the years.
I am a certifiably creative doodler, illustrator, painter, writer, designer, crafter, builder, photographer, merry-maker, get-my-hands-dirty, wife, mother and grandmother, and a contemplative soul, whose days are never the same (thank goodness). Over the last 20 or so years I have been building and marketing brands, writing, editing, and publishing books, and magazines, designing websites and also building tiny houses, painting and doing commission work… And my world is indeed a bright, oftentimes messy, busy, and happy space!
Unapologetically Creative – tiny art with a big heart
My love affair with colour has grown exponentially since moving to the Western Cape countryside 10 years ago. Self-taught, I have always been drawn to art and over the years have combined this fascination with detail to create my current acrylic paintings. A bit of a late bloomer I dabbled with mixed media, fabric, oil, and water paint, but acrylic remains my preferred medium. Having recently discovered a love for small landscape paintings my desire to paint has increased tenfold. After 20 or so years art has become the way I identify with the world and express myself. Art is a powerful medium that captures a viewer’s heart in many different ways. My paintings make my heart smile and I hope yours too!
Big picture stories – one word at a time
A second love and one just as close to my heart are the power of stories. Impactful and life-changing, words have the incredible ability to connect and engage on all levels. Our lives speak louder than words and I find immense joy in meshing these together to capture the moments in people’s lives and businesses. Through this journey spanning almost 2 decades I have met the most incredible people who have had fascinating and inspiring journeys across their personal or business landscapes.