Charmaine Ball was born in South Africa and moved to Australia in 1981.
She formed a career as a graphic designer, working for a number of advertising agencies, and later as the Art Director of Homes and Living magazine.
In 2016 Ball completed an Advanced Diploma of Visual Art and Craft at North Metropolitan TAFE. Being awarded an Artsource studio in Fremantle four years ago provided a pivotal opportunity to develop her practice. Since 2017 she has exhibited at various galleries in Perth, and her work is represented in collections both public and private.
Ball’s art practice responds to structural elements encountered in the built environment. Architecture and materials provide impetus for response. Spanning sculpture and painting, her work is characterized by an exploration of line, shape and colour. Formal geometric composition is paired with an organic approach that imbues a liveliness to abstract pieces.