Spring 2017 at Acute Accounting

Doita Datta - 12 Sep 2017

Spring 2017 has ushered in a fresh set of office art at Acute Accounting with Jane Downing, Jeff86, Rose Giardina, and Chalie MacRae.

To purchase any of these pieces, brighten up your home, and support a local, Melbourne artist, email art@cs.gallery with the name of the artwork.


Pregnancy can have some important impacts on a future mother, both expected and unexpected. For Jeff86, pregnancy brought a surge in her creativity. Buoyed with a new inspiration and energy, they started to respond to her surroundings with paint. Her process is intuitive and the final result is never planned but unfolds on its own. Colour, nature and relationships with loved ones inspire many of her pieces – abstract arrangements consisting of many layers of thick, impasto paint. Jeff86 uses paint and colour to explore and celebrate these experiences in her studio, when she is at her creative best.

ColourSpace - Jeff86 - Beautiful Chaos

Beautiful Chaos – Jeff 86
Mixed Media on Canvas – 99x129cm – $1,100

Jane Downing

Brought up on the South West coast of Victoria, self-taught abstract artist Jane Downing now calls Melbourne home. Using masterstrokes of colour and energy, Jane channels her emotional landscape onto the canvas, but sometimes her strokes have a life wholly of their own “It is like the colours have their own energy as they conjure themselves onto my canvas,” she explains.

ColourSpace - Jane Downing - Blurred

Blurred – Jane Downing
Acrylic on Paper – 75x59cm – $420

Rose Giardina

Number 8 in a family of 14, Rose Giardina was never encouraged to ‘…waste time on something like creativity’. Following this advice until 55, Rose enrolled in a 7 day ‘non-speaking’ meditation. The experience transformed her, and she emerged brimming with emotion and flowing with inspiration, with a vision for the next phase of her life as an artist. Paying homage to how she was brought up, Rose connects her paintings through the continued use of leftover paint from one work to another, ensuring a thread that joins her pieces.

ColourSpace - Rose Giardina - City Views

City Views – Rose Giardina 
Acrylic and Gesso on Canvas – 120×170 – $1,500 

Chalie MacRae

Chalie MacRae developed a long-term love for art travelling abroad as a young adult. She began painting as a way to decorate her own shop, but found it hard to stop. So she took the plunge, transforming her passion into a full-time business. Chalie paints because it energises, calms, and frees. She loves the excitement that comes as ideas form, and colour palettes develop, as well as the actual movement involved in painting. She likes to work with a diverse range of materials, reflecting her curiosity and love for adventure, and feels overjoyed when a client connects with her work.

ColourSpace - Chalie MacRae - Surface VII, Surface VIII

 Surfaces VII (left), Surfaces VIII (right) – Chalie MacRae
Acrylic on Canvas – 79x79cm – $860

For any sales enquiries for the pieces above, please email art@cs.gallery.

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