A professional visual artist specializing in drawings and works on paper, Alice McMahon grew up in Chicago in an Irish Catholic family with ten siblings. A mother of three young adults, she now lives in Galena Illinois and maintains a studio in a Victorian building in Galena's historic district. McMahon has had many solo art exhibitions and has worked as a curator with the Irish American Heritage Center Gallery and Beverly Arts Center in Chicago. She has won numerous awards for her work, the most recent in the Plaza Art Competition and American Artist Magazine. One of her works was recently exhibited the Saatchi Gallery in London, having won the Saatchi Showdown Online competition. Known for her commissioned portraits and works inspired by her Irish heritage, her works are in public and private collections across the United States and in Canada, London, Ireland.
Areas of Expertise
Representational and magic realist fine art works on paper, charcoal, graphite and pastel. Portraiture, Ireland, and works inspired by music are favorite themes.
The Fine Arts Building, Chicago, IL
The Zhou Brothers Art Center, Chicago, IL
Galena Artist's Guild, Galena, IL