Initially a fine arts major, C. S. McIntire received a Bachelors of Arts in advertising with a minor in art from San Jose State University. Shortly after graduation, he entered into his first job as a production artist for a small newspaper. There, he obtained a strong foundation and understanding of graphic design via many long hours of manually-created layout designs and hand illustration. After years working as a graphic designer, art director for small design house in San Francisco, and designing/illustrating a line of children’s books, he returned to his first love of drawing.
Currently more abstract-focused, his pieces portray an alliance of saturated colors, texture, and movement. Inspiration is found in nature and also through the works of Vincent van Gogh, Diego Rivera, Georgia O’Keeffe, Wayne Thiebaud, and others. C. S. McIntire has previously shown works in group exhibits at Harrington Gallery at the Fire House Art Center (Pleasanton-juried exhibition), ACCI Gallery (Berkeley-juried exhibition), Diablo Fine Art Gallery (Walnut Creek), aRt Cottage (Concord), Riverfront Gallery (Petaluma), and solo exhibit at Urbano Cellars (Berkeley).