Carl Sean McMahon grew up on Salt Spring Island. After graduating Gulf Island Secondary School, he attended the Victoria College of Art before traveling in Asia. After his travels, he went to the University of Victoria to pursue his interest in art. At the University he explored different artistic disciplines including sculpture, painting, digital media and video production. Carl Sean currently lives on Salt Spring Island, working from his studio to focus on his metal sculptures. He has established CSM Gallery & Studio to further the development of his art.