C.S. McIntire holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in advertising and Master of Science degree in speech pathology and audiology. Born and raised in San Jose, California, he began creating and drawing at an early age. C.S. McIntire previously worked as a graphic designer for a number of years where he merged freehand illustration with computerized layout and design. In addition to painting and drawing, he is a licensed speech-language pathologist in the medical setting. A self-taught painter, C.S. McIntire has exhibited pieces in juried gallery exhibits and solo shows throughout the greater San Francisco Bay Area. C.S. McIntire is represented by Artbeats online platform and currently shows pieces in The Yellow Mustard Seed Gallery. C.S. is also featured in the second edition of Art Folio, a juried publication of “the best in abstract and contemporary work”.
I am both thankful for, and frustrated by, my extremely vivid imagination. I’ve always been a visual person – I like to look at things. I look at color. I look at shape. I look at how color and shape change in different light or while in motion. Nature always centers me. A simple hike sparks creativity and inspires my palette. For me, creating is all about connection. The deeper I get into creating, the deeper I drop into and connect with my own “open” and authentic space. Be it a pairing of intense colors, bold brush strokes, or subtle mark making – I want to convey the energy and emotion in that moment, to connect with the viewer. I draw inspiration from artists such as De Kooning, Pollock, Diebenkorn and Van Gogh as well as by colors and forms found in nature.