A talented painter and ceramic artist, Mahoney has spent her artistic life in the Pomona Valley. She first arrived to study at Scripps College then worked in the studio of Millard Sheets, and taught for over three decades at Chaffey College.
The video interview was conducted in Mahoney’s Red Hill home and includes a tour of this unique residence. Originally a fire station, the home was remodeled by her late husband, artist Jerry Mahoney.
The video captures, for the first time, Mahoney’s description of how she developed as an artist, her creative processes, and insights gained from her experience as an art professor. A selected group of her paintings and sculpture are analyzed for the first time by Dr. Wendy Slatkin for their context in the mystical/occult texts of the late 19th and 20th century and in Surrealism. Additional insight comes from environmental portraits by Cindy Dillingham.
When you want to learn more about the museum, its artists and history, we recommend Portrait of a Community, CCMA’s own book.