Stuart Marcus

After a successful career in Interior Design my passion for form and colr led me to a unique artistic expression. With my keen design eye, I constantly formulate ideas inspired by urbsn imagery and especially architecture.

With my handy IPhone I travel throughout Californic and parts of the World capturing moments that I then transfer to my canvas.

My work emerged from my fascination with the reflective nature of building exteriors and my love of form, color and perspective as seen through glass facades.

I find delight in the rhythms of urban landscape which reminds me of its beauty.

I now in 2016 have ventured into the Abstraction realm



These paintings show my interest in Architecture and its form, color, texture and shadows. After many years I have added figures to give it a more introspective aura.

Siding Series in Blue “Siding Series in Blue”

Abstracted vision of the metal siding on a contemporary Condo in Venice, Ca.

Blue, Red and White “Blue, Red and White”

Abstracted vision of a office tower

The PDC “The PDC”

Exterior of the PDC design complex in West Hollywood, Ca.

Cuban Blues “Cuban Blues”

Reflections in an old commercial building in Havana, Cuba

Getty Reflections “Getty Reflections”

View of the reflections of a building at The Getty Center

Getty Stairs “Getty Stairs”

Abstracted view of the spiral stairway in the main Getty building

Ironworks “Ironworks”

View of an old commercial building in Venice, Ca.

L.A. convention Ctr “L.A. convention Ctr”

Abstracted version of the entry lobby at the DTLA Convention Center

The DeYoung “The DeYoung”

The entry stairs into the DeYoung Museum

Nite Reflections in NYC “Nite Reflections in NYC”

Reflections in facade of a commercial building in NYC

Red siding, Venice “Red siding, Venice”

Exterior of a condominium complex in Venice

Siding Series 4 “Siding Series 4”

the 4th in the Siding Series, Venice, Ca.

Poliform “Poliform”

View into the Poliform Showroom on Beverly Blvd., L.A.

The Siding Series “The Siding Series”

One in the Siding Series paintings

Waiting “Waiting”

Abstraction of a condominium in Venice Ca.

The Broad theatre “The Broad theatre”

My interpretation of the Broad Theatre in Santa Monica, abstracted and adding a figure

Contemplation “Contemplation”

Taken from my camera, this photo of a commercial building in DTLA was abstracted with a figure

Me And MY Shadow “Me And MY Shadow”

Abstraction of reflections in the buildings of the PDC in West. Hollywood w/ figure

DTLA Reflections “DTLA Reflections”

Painting from a photo taken in Downtown LA showing reflections from the facade of a building w/ figure

Venice condo “Venice condo”

View of the exterior of a condo complex in Venice, Ca. abstracted with architectural elements

Disney Hall “Disney Hall”

Image of the entry to the Disney Hall, abstracted

Viva Cuba “Viva Cuba”

View from inside Museo in Cuba showing the Cuban Flag

Shopping in Santa Monica “Shopping in Santa Monica”

View of the window display at Niemans in Santa Monica, Ca.

Window shopping 90210 “Window shopping 90210”

Image of a Retail window display taken from inside my car, abstracted

Inside Diebenkorn “Inside Diebenkorn”

View of the entry to the Diebenkorn Exhibit, abstracted

Units B & C “Units B & C”

Interior courtyard of a condo

Reflections at the PDC “Reflections at the PDC”

Abstraction of reflections coming from the glass facade at the PDC in W. Hollywood

Wilshire & 6th “Wilshire & 6th”

Reflections from a commercial bldg. at 6th And Wilshire in Santa Monica

Petersen Museum “Petersen Museum”

Exterior view of the old Petersen facade w/ collaged fgure

Fly Bye “Fly Bye”

Reflected images from buildings in Century City w/ birds

Anticipation “Anticipation”

Exterior facade of Venice Bungalows

Reflected “Reflected”

Exterior facade of building in Century City w/ figure

Twin Towers “Twin Towers”

Facade of the Twin Towers in Century City w/ figure


Starting in 2016 I ventured into the realm of abstraction


This is an abstracted image of the SF.MOMA museum in S.F.

Musical Squares “Musical Squares”

this piece came from the geometric abstraction I did of a artsy building that I saw while boating on the Rhone river

Parking Maze “Parking Maze”

I abstracted a photo of the reflections of a building in Beverly Hills, Ca. taken from a parking structure.

Untitled “Untitled”

Architectural abstract painting

Window Fantasy “Window Fantasy”

Abstract composition depicting a building facades windows with reflections

Red Squares “Red Squares”

This painting started out as an architectural painting but quickly disolved into an abstract


These are new paintings I have created in 2018