Stuart Marcus

I retired in 2008 and now am a full time artist with my own studio in Inglewood, Ca. doing primarily Urban Architectural paintings and then adding a figure or abstracting the image


Urban Architecture

After a successful careen in Interior Design and after retiring in 2008 , I have become a full time artist.
My passion for form and color led me to a unique artistic expression. With my keen design eye, I constantly formulate ideas inspired by urban imagery, nature and architecture. My fascination with the reflective nature of building exteriors and my love of form and color as seen through glass facades is captured with my IPhone and then transfer them to my canvas.
I find delight in the rhythms of urban landscape which reminds me of its beauty.

Cuban Blues “Cuban Blues”

I traveled to Havana in January of 2016 and captured over 100 pictures of elegant, decayed structures. This is one of the first in a series of Cuba paintings

Blue Siding “Blue Siding”

This is one of a series of painting I did of a small portion of a condominium in Venice showing reflective windows surrounded by steel siding

Nite in NYC “Nite in NYC”

A view from my balcony at nite

Stairwell Dilemma “Stairwell Dilemma”

Abstraction of images of stairwells in glass store front

Aritration “Aritration”

View from a bank building in Downtown L.A. overlooking the freeway

Descending “Descending ”

Architectural image of a condominium with its different level which creates shadows

Ocean Ave. Hotel “Ocean Ave. Hotel”

View of the interior courtyard of a Hotel w/ reflections, shadows and a figure

Watching & Waiting “Watching & Waiting”

Abstraction taken from my series of Sidings on a condo in Venice, Ca. w/ figure

LACMA Ducts “LACMA Ducts”

Abstraction taken from a photo of the air ducts at LACMA

Parking Spaces “Parking Spaces”

Abstraction from a photo of the exterior of a parking structure at UCLA in L.A. w/ figures

Brooks Ave. “Brooks Ave.”

Entry Facade of a commercial bldg. in Venice

the Atrium at the Getty “the Atrium at the Getty”

Reflections from buildings at the Getty showing the Atrium w/ figure

Cables & Trusses “Cables & Trusses”

View from across the road looiking at an approaching bridge

6TH & Wilshire “6TH & Wilshire”

Reflections from the facade of a building in Santa Monica, Ca.

Electric Power Plant “Electric Power Plant”

view of the power plant at Hermosa Beach, Ca. w/ figurer

Alone “Alone”

View of a department store's empty window w/ awning

Unite B & C “Unite B & C”

View of the atrium in a Condo Complex abstracted

Anticipation “Anticipation”

View of the exterior facade of a Condo in Venice, Ca. abstracted w/ figure

DTLA Reflected “DTLA Reflected”

View of commercial buildings in DTLA abstracted

The PDC In Red “The PDC In Red”

View of the PDC complex in W. Hollywood, CA.

The Guggenheim “The Guggenheim”

Abstracted View of the facade of the Guggenheim Museum in NYC

Passing thru “Passing thru”

Realistic painting derived from a photograph

Over The Bridge “Over The Bridge”

Abstraction from a photograph showing a bridge in the forest w/ shadows

Balloon Ballet “Balloon Ballet”

Abstraction from my photograph of the Atrium at the LA Convention Center

Sunset Ave. “Sunset Ave.”

Abstraction from a photo I took of the exterior of an Apartment Bldg. in Venice, Ca.

The PDC Reflected “The PDC Reflected”

This adaptation from a photo taken on the roof of the PDC bldg., in W.LA, showing its reflective nature abstracted with an added figure

The Broad Theatre “The Broad Theatre”

Abstraction of the Broad Theatre in Santa Monica


My interpretation of the stair entry into LACMA in Los Angeles, Ca.


Street view of a series of shops on Abbott Kinney Blvd. in Venice , Ca. w/ abstractions

OnThe Rhone “OnThe Rhone”

Abstraction showing a creative commercial bldg. that appeared on the Rhone River while on a river cruise

On Wilshire “On Wilshire”

An abstract painting taken from a photo , as I was driving on Wilshire Blvd., L.A., showing the reflections in an office building w/ three figures

The Aqua Ribbon “The Aqua Ribbon”

The painting is showing the reflections in the window of a Starbucks shop abstracted

DTLA Reflected “DTLA Reflected”

Abstraction of the facade of a Office Tower in DTLA,

Parking At UCLA “Parking At UCLA”

Abstraction of a photo of the exterior of a parking structure at UCLA w/ figures

Window Shopping “Window Shopping”

Abstraction of my view of a Nordstroms Window in Santa Monica, Ca.

The PDC Reflecting “The PDC Reflecting”

View of the facade at the PDC in W. Hollywood, Ca. with its reflective nature

Inverted V “Inverted V”

View of the facade of a NYC building showing its reflective nature

Spiraling “Spiraling”

This painting came from a photo I took, in Barcelona, inside an apartment complex


An abstract painting featuring a figure and facial image

Abstract w/ red “Abstract w/ red”

This abstract painting was originaly an Architectural painting that was turned into an Abstract

Abstract w/ pink “Abstract w/ pink ”

This painting started out as Architectural and then I turned it into an Abstract painting with figures but still retaining is linear lines

Faces “Faces”

This painting derived from a photo I took of an outdoor mural featuring faces and I turned it into an abstract painting featuring the figures

Going Up “Going Up”

An abstract oil painting depicting a series of Escalators in a Shopping Mall

The Hipster “The Hipster”

Abstraction featuring a figure with hands on her hips

Anything Goes “Anything Goes”

An abstract painting in oil

Manny, Moe & Jack “Manny, Moe & Jack”

An abstract painting featuring 3 figures