“Painting the colors, light, and feel of the Southwest”


Landscape Paintings and Art Workshops by Santa Fe Artist, Mike Mahon

Because Mike enjoys teaching almost as much as painting, he holds numerous art workshops throughout the country year-round. Each session covers such topics as painting in oils, pastels and acrylics, how to paint from your own landscape pictures, how to paint out doors, and much more. Mike teaches 3 basic workshops – Mastering the Painting Process, Portrait Painting, and Plein Air Painting. In addition, he is happy to customize his workshop for particular needs. His workshops focusing on the Santa Fe Plaza and historic Canyon Road and Taos landscapes are popular annual events.

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Mike’s YouTube channel for demos and tutorials.Artist Mike Mahon's Youtube channel

Click here if you would like to visit Mike’s YouTube channel to view his demonstration portrait, landscape, and teaching videos. If you want to see how to paint a landscape for beginners, check out his teaching videos that take you step-by-step through the process.  In order to not miss new video releases, please subscribe to Mike’s YouTube if you want to be notified when he posts new videos.


Oil & Pastel Paintings

Mike Mahon has been a professional artist for more than 50 years. Because of his training and extensive experience he has mastered the ability to paint with great control and accuracy. It is because of his control that he is able to paint with a lively, spontaneous style. Therefore, his is known for vivid colors and dramatic contrasts as he to captures the people and places of the American Southwest. Furthermore, his energetic brush strokes beautifully capture the vitality of the Texas and New Mexico landscapes he paints. Many of his works, including representative samples and award-winning works, can be seen here.

Portraits are Mahon’s specialty. He offers individual, children and family sessions from his Santa Fe studio. While works can be done from photos, on-site sessions are available.

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Mike Mahon

Mike Mahon

Southwest Art

Mike Mahon holds art workshops in landscape and portrait painting throughout the year in the Santa Fe and New Mexico region as well as other select domestic and foreign locations. His signature DiVine SETUP systematic painting and critiquing process helps artists to remember his step-by-step process. He show them how to get from blank canvas to a finished piece they can be proud of. Mike is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America (PSA), the American Plains Artists (APA), and the the Pastel Society of New Mexico (PSNM) and the Plein Air Painters of New Mexico (PAPNM). 

A variety of portrait and landscape paintings  can be seen on Mike’s Gallery page and a full description of his art workshops can be seen on his Workshops page.


Mike's Home/Studio

3504 Calle Suenos SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124

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Home/Studio: 505-795-4639

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