Kara McIntosh focuses her painting practice on expanded explorations of the landscape. In development of her work, McIntosh is inspired by a consideration of how we experience a sense of place. Her paintings are rendered in a combination of loose impasto and careful marks, with bright and often unexpected colours peeking through the natural compositions. Though often presenting specific locales, her painterly portrayals of those sites offer an engaging interpretation on landscape as a traditional subject matter.
“Inspired by the way that movement and light inform the complementary relationship between land or water and the sky, I work ‘en plein air’, but also use photographs and sketchbook notes to help inform my studio practice.”
Kara McIntosh’s works have been shown publicly through her participation in The Artist Project, Toronto (2019, 2020), a solo exhibition Noodle Gallery, Alton, ON (2019), and numerous group shows including those at The Coach House, Toronto (2019); The Taylor Statten Camping Bursary Fund Art Show, The Storey’s Building, Toronto (2019); and the Peter MacKendrick Community Gallery, Artscape Wychwood Barns, Toronto, (2018) among others. She currently lives near Nottawa, ON and works full-time from her studio in Collingwood. Kara McIntosh’s work can be found in private collections in Canada, the US, Europe and Australia.