Chalie MacRae
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Chalie MacRae

Chalie MacRae is a self-taught contemporary abstract artist living and working in Naarm (Melbourne), Australia. She developed what would become a long-term love for art after travelling abroad as a young adult, however, it wasn’t until mid-career as an intelligence analyst that Chalie sought a more peaceful and fulfilling path through art.

Inspired by nature’s power and beauty, and influenced by her love of hiking Australia's coastlines and hinterlands, Chalie intertwines elements of the landscape and emotion into her practice. Working in acrylics and oils, and predominantly on large canvases, her works evoke a sense of freedom and connection to self and nature. Chalie gravitates towards a nature inspired colour palette and works in a gestural style.

Chalie’s works are held in private collections nationally and internationally, and continue to be commissioned by art collectors and interior designers worldwide. Her works have featured on Australian TV shows such as Open Homes Australia, The Block and Sunrise, and in print publications including Home Beautiful, Inside Out and Home Beautiful-Hamptons Homes; as well as online blog features such as TLC Interiors.

‘As contemporary life grew increasingly busy and finding it difficult to disconnect from modern complexities, I felt a profound need for solace and simplicity. This led me to my art practice and creation of abstract works that evolve intuitively without restraint. Deeply inspired by nature, I am captivated by its beauty and power. My intention is always to weave these elements into my art, evoking energy and a sense of calm for the viewer to experience in their own unique way. I feel great freedom when painting allowing my work to continually evolve and connect my audience to the Australian coastal and hinterland landscapes I create within.— Chalie MacRae

Chalie MacRae's Artworks