Born in Madrid (Spain) in 1955, Charo Aymerich developed an interest in fine arts very early in her life. She attended drawing and painting lessons during her primary school and the preparation courses of the famous Fine Art Academy of Madrid during her time at secondary school.
Although painting and history of art remained her passion, she decided to pursue a career in marketing, obtaining her university degree in Communication Sciences in 1980 at the Universidad Complutense of Madrid. She began her career working for an international advertising company as junior account executive. After two years, due to her marriage to a Dutch citizen, she took up residence in The Netherlands where she continued career, working in the marketing department of a major Oil Company.
After nearly fifteen years involved in the business world, Charo went back to painting attending the evening preparation courses of the Fine Arts Academy Willem de Kooning in Rotterdam. In 1996 she was officially admitted as a student and obtained her Fine Arts degree (painting and graphic arts) in July, 2001.
Charo Aymerich is now a full time painter and works at her home studio in Rotterdam where she resides. Although she dedicates most of her time to portrait commissions, Charo exhibits her oil paintings, etchings and prints regularly. She was awarded the first prize of the annual Villa de Madrid painting contest in 1999 and represented The Netherlands at the 2002 Florence Biennalle of Contemporary Art.
“After years of experimenting with different pictorial styles and techniques, reality has become the key factor. A means of expressing passion for the visual side of existence. My work should go forward not by means of imagination or abstraction but by observation.”
1998, San Lorenzo de el Escorial, etchings (Madrid)
1999 Villa de Madrid, First prize painting (Madrid)
2001 Unilever Nederland (Rotterdam)
2001 Gallery Arthur Bernard (Rotterdam)
2002 Sala Barna (Barcelona)
2002 Galeria Casa Condal (Gran Canaria)
2002 OD`Art Gallery (Delft)
2003 Galeriazero (Barcelona)
February 2003 Sigarenfabriek (Delft)
October 2003 Florence Biennale Contemporary Art (Florence)|
December 2004 De Kunstlobby (Rotterdam)
Jan – Feb 2004 Oil Painting “La Espera”: Kunsthal (Rotterdam)
March 2004 Clarart (Rotterdam) 30 September – 12
November Next: opening 19 March 2005 – 24 April