Charlie Wicking has been painting approximately since 1999. Charlie is inspired daily by her natural environment, particularly the sea, and this is reflected in her artworks. She loves the area that she lives in, the wonder of the rainforests, the beauty of the sea and the harshness of the earth when nature is at its hottest. Charlie was born in Mackay, Queensland. The Traditional Custodians of the land here and surrounding districts is the Yuibera, Barada Barna and Widi Tribes. She is a descendant of Aboriginal and South Sea Islander people of that area. Her South Sea Islander family came from the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.