Her images are painted and drawn on handmade paper using watercolor, graphite, wax and coal dust. Prominent among subject matter are China’s ancient history of pottery reflected in the shape of its porcelain, the Cheat River basin through its mapped and aerial imagery, and the science and chemistry through its shapes of laboratory vessels. McClintock also draws with a burning tool, burning the images directly on the paper.
McClintock moved to a farm in Tucker County nine years ago from lower Manhattan. Her work continues to be influenced by West Virginia’s landscape and mercurial weather.
Many of McClintock’s pieces can be found in private and public collections like the museum at the West Virginia Division of Culture and History; however, the majority of her works can be found in collections owned by corporations throughout the state.
McClintock’s work will be on display in the MountainMade Artisan Gallery on Douglas Road in Thomas until January 2008. The gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
To learn more about artists’ workshops and exhibits at MountainMade, visit www.mountainmade.com or call Gary Carr at 463-3355 extension 114.