About the artist


2014 Granada Theatre 90th Anniversary Celebration Poster
2012 Cottage Hospital Commission (five paintings)
2011 – 2012 United Way Red Feather Ball – Event Guest Artist
2006-2007 Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History – Event Guest Artist
2004-2007 Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens – Event Guest Artist
1998 “International Artist of the Year,” International Women’s Conference
1980 “Artist of the Year,” Santa Barbara Arts Festival
1977 “International Artist of the Year,” International Beaux Arts, New York.

Mara Abboud’s art has received international recognition for her brilliant innovation and unusual technique. Her painting style is uniquely her own, interweaving a palette of spectacular colors with fantasy designs, achieving a jewel-like tapestry effect reminiscent of tiles and stained glass.

Her art has been exhibited in over 25 One Woman shows and has Appeared in 26 publications that include Art in America, Art News, Architectural Digest, Santa Barbara Magazine, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Palm Beach Daily, Naples Illustrated, Santa Barbara News Press and Montecito Journal.

Cousin to poet/philosopher Kahlil Gibran, author of “The Prophet” and sister to international Menswear designer, Joseph Abboud, examples of her art are to be found in prestigious collections throughout the United States and Europe.