Marbo Barnard is an internationally renowned artist with over thirty years of experience in a variety of media. She is particularly well known for her work in soft pastels. Her art clearly reflects her Asian roots, displaying an emphasis on elegant balance, detail, and technical sophistication.
Marbo is a Distinguished Pastelist with the Pastel Society of the West Coast (PSWC) and a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America. She served as President, Vice President, and Director of Exhibits for the PSWC for over twenty years before retiring from the Board of Directors.
Marbo’s work has been displayed in galleries throughout the United States and abroad in numerous group and one-person shows. She has competed in major national and international open juried exhibitions, winning more than 130 awards over her forty year career. Her work is in many private and public collections.
In 2008, Marbo was awarded the Pastel Laureate Hall of Fame Award by the Pastel Society of the West Coast. The Pastel Laureate award is the highest level of award presented by the PSWC. It is presented to honorees in recognition of their nationally and internationally significant contributions to the advancement of the pastel medium.
Marbo's work can be viewed in person at her studio in the Sacramento Art Complex, located at 21st and K Streets in Midtown Sacramento.