Last, but certainly not least, is Rod McIntosh. Trained in sculpture, he now works with gesso and print. There’s a strongly sensual charge to the work which I hope you get a hint of from my photos here. The marks are not on but in his gesso paintings, absorbed into the surface. Rod told me that he can only use certain colours as with some, the molecular structure is too large to pass into the ground. Black is obviously one of the colours that does work.
I just want to run my fingers over them.