Margaret Larlham’s pastel work has garnered national and international attention. She is a signature artist of the Pastel Society of America and is a designated Masters’ Circle Pastelist of the International Association of Pastel Societies.
Recent prestigious awards include Artist's and Illustrators Award at The 2020 Pastel Society exhibition at Mall Galleries, London, Third Place at the 2020 Borrego Springs Plein Air Invitational, an Artemiranda award from the Bienal Intenacional de Pintura al Pastelin Oviedo, Spain, first Place in the International Les Pastillistes 2019 exhibition in Montreal, a Bronze award at the International Association of Pastel Societies Master’s Circle Exhibition 2019, and First Place in Borrego Springs Invitational Plein Air 2018 Festival. She paints constantly on all her travels to UK, Africa and Europe, participating recently in an international group exhibition with the Berlin-Brandenberg Plein Air Group. As a full time plein air and studio artist she includes influences of her former career as dancer, choreographer, theatre director, and teacher at Natal University in South Africa and at San Diego State University.