Experiencing the beauty of living things grounds me in the natural worldThe numinous essence within each living thing is its own Spirit, and I want to give this underlying essence a visual presence. and.  I want my paintings to give the viewer a way to connect with that beauty and energy and experience it along with me. 


Born in mid-century rural Orange County and raised on a citrus ranch, Kate MacMahon’s creativity developed in a natural environment of light and color that is consistently reflected in her work. 


Largely self-taught, MacMahon’s eclectic art education has included exploring indigenous and shamanic art. Her work is deeply influenced by her spiritual beliefs. Her home and studio are in Orange, California.


Pitzer College, Claremont CA.  BA


Additional Studies

Michelle Cassou, San Francisco, CA

Thea Robertshaw, Long Beach City College, Long Beach, CA    

Kathy Jones, Laguna Beach, CA

John Eagle, Laguna Beach, CA

Meinrad Craighead, Albuquerque, NM

Bret Price, Chapman University, Orange, CA 




Women Painters West

Orange County Fine Arts


Gallery Exhibits and Shows    

Sacred Roots Spring Art Show, Long Beach, CA - 2018

Showcase Gallery, Santa Ana, CA - 2017

Paradigm Gallery, Santa Ana, CA - 2017

Bear Street Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA - 2016

Light Space & Time Botanicals Art Exhibition Special Merit Award - Nov. 2015

Roger’s Gardens Corona del Mar Exhibit June - 2015

CALB at the Shore Women’s Exhibit - 2015

Light Space & Time All Women Art Competition Award - 2015

Soul at Home, Tustin, CA solo exhibit  - May 2014

Soul at Home, Tustin, CA, solo exhibit - Nov 2013

CALB “Couch Potato” Event 2013

Blades, Orange, CA - 2010 - ongoing exhibit

Orange Public Library, solo exhibit Orange, CA  - 2012 

2012 Iguana Gallery, group show Long Beach, CA  - 2011

Pacific Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA  - 2010

Mirage, Long Beach, CA - 2009

Arte de Soul Gallery, Irvine, CA - 2009

Synergy, Orange, CA, group show - 2008

Gallery Eleven Seven, Long Beach, CA, group and solo exhibits - 2007-2008

Cantera Gallery, Santa Ana, CA - 2005-2010