Maria del Rosario (Charo) Aymerich (Madrid, 1955)
Although painting, history of art and music were her main interests, she decided to pursue a career in marketing, obtaining her university degree in Communication Sciences in 1980 at the Facultad de Ciencias de la Informacion of the Universidad Complutense of Madrid.
She began her career working for Y&R, an American international advertising company as junior account executive. In 1982, 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 an international Oil Company at The Hague.
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 started her studies and obtained her Fine Arts degree (painting and graphic arts) in July, 2001.
Charo Aymerich is 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 portrait photography 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.
Charo was 9 years member of the Spanish national hockey team. She is an amateur piano and guitar player.