Born in mid-century rural Orange County and raised on a citrus ranch, Kate MacMahon’s creativity developed organically. Her childhood exposure to this natural environment of light and color is reflected in paintings that have a grounded, balanced quality. 


Largely self-taught, MacMahon’s eclectic art education includes exploring primitive and shamanic art, and 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 


Gallery Affiliations, Exhibits and Shows    

Showcase Gallery, OCFA 2017

Paradigm Gallery  2017

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  

© All images copyright Kate MacMahon.  No Reproduction is allowed without permission of the artist.