Chalie MacRae is an Australian contemporary abstract artist based in Yarraville, Victoria.
A born and bred Melburnian of Scottish-Italian descent, she developed what would become a long-term love for art after travelling abroad as a young adult. However, it wasn't until after working as an intelligence analyst for some years that Chalie began painting.
Her paintings are created to evoke a sense of calm or connection to nature. They are loved by her clients for both the relaxing quality they bring to their homes and recognisable unique brushstrokes which add a sense of movement and energy.
Chalie works with acrylics and oils and gravitates towards a palette that is nature inspired. She immerses herself in her studio for days at a time where she allows influences from nature, travel and music to intertwine, create something that did not exist before and bring each work slowly to life.
Her paintings have been shown in numerous group exhibitions and her works are held by private collectors domestically and internationally. As well as featured in several magazines, notably Home Beautiful (2022, 2018), Home Beautiful, Hamptons Homes (2022), and Inside Out (2020).
"Abstraction allows me to create works without boundaries that are my version of somewhere between the real and imagined. I draw on nature, life experiences, those past and present, and channel these experiences and emotions onto the canvas".
"I feel a sense of freedom and exploration when painting allowing my work to continually evolve. I find joy in creating works that evoke calmness and a sense of beauty yet allow the viewer to find their own connection to each unique piece”.