December 2022 Artist of the Month
Using time of day, light, atmosphere, and music as inspiration for her compositions, McIntosh has ventured onto new surfaces, painting sometimes bold and sometimes impressionistic color on exotic wood veneers. By following the grain of the wood veneer, and using color to highlight the different grain patterns, her compositions make a clear contemporary statement. The veneers are then broken into shapes along natural grain lines, carefully arranged and mounted to add the tension and play of negative space, and finally framed for presentation.
With a BFA from the College of Design, Art, Architecture, and Planning at the University of Cincinnati, she continues to apply her formal education in printmaking and painting to oils, mixed media, drypoints, pen and ink illustration, and encaustics.