by Meryl Pataky in New Art on Thursday 26 April 2012

For all of you aspiring artists out there, take your cues from this girl. Charmaine Olivia: a self-taught painter and marketing guru, she is one of the most popular people on Instagram and has a fan following of tens of thousands.

Yeah, sure, it doesn’t hurt that she and her painted ladies are gorgeous. But her success is mainly due to her skill in putting herself out there and working her cute toosh off every day in her awesome studio. Skill, hard work, self-promotion: are you taking notes?