About Me

Marie Barna is an accomplished artist and designer and has been painting professionally for over 25 years. Ever since her kindergarten teacher commented to her mom that she didn’t color in the lines, she has strived to do just that…..to color outside the lines! Actually she strives to be the most creative she can.



With a background in Interior Design and art, Marie started painting murals and faux finishing walls for friends and fellow interior designers.  This took off and allowed her to work full time in the arts. Painting murals for both residential and commercial projects, she has completed murals in many homes, restaurants and theatres, most importantly for the Candlelight Pavilion in Claremont, CA. She also has designed and painted many murals for chapels and churches.



Recently Marie has been commissioned to illustrate children’s books. “Lupe, the Cow, and the Wolf, a Nativity Story”, written by Fr. Mike Manning SVD, was just published and is available through WordNet Productions. Soon to be published is  “The Adventures of Snailford”, the story of a little snail who wanders away from home.



To purchase artwork or commission a project, you may contact Marie at mreebarna@yahoo.com.