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


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

Getty Reflections “Getty Reflections”

This is one of a series of images I shot at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, Ca.

The DeYoung “The DeYoung”

This shows the stairway that leads into the DeYoung Museum in S.F with its reflective glass windows

Siding Series #4 “Siding Series #4”

This is part of my Siding Series

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

"Getty Stairs" “"Getty Stairs"”

Part of the Getty Museum paintings

The Resnick Pavillion “The Resnick Pavillion”

Another in a series of LACMA paintings

The PDC “The PDC”

Exterior of the PDC in West Hollywood w/ Post & Beam abstract

The Siding Series “The Siding Series”

Exterior siding of a condominum bldg. in Venice, Ca., abstracted

The Disney Hall “The Disney Hall”

My conceptual painting taken from my photo of the entry

The Twin Towers “The Twin Towers”

Reflections from the Twin Towers in Century City, L.A.

Anticipation “Anticipation”

View of the exterior view of a Condo Bldg. in Venice w/ figure and architectural elements

Shore Hotel “Shore Hotel”

View of the interior courtyard of a Hotel w/ reflections

On The Rhone “On The Rhone”

View from a Cruise Ship of an Artistic/ Architectural facade

Inside The PDC “Inside The PDC”

My abstracted image of a photo taken from inside the PDC in W. Hollywood

On Wilshire “On Wilshire”

Abstracted painting derived from my photo , from my car, as I passed a building in W.L.A. showing its reflected nature

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

Ascending “Ascending”

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

Sunset Ave. “Sunset Ave.”

Facade of a condominum in Venice ,Ca., abstracted

Brooks Ave. “Brooks Ave.”

Facade of a commercial bldg. in Venice

Encino Plaza “Encino Plaza”

Replication of the reflections in the windows at a Plaza in Encino , abstracted and w/ figure


Abstraction from a photo taken of the old entry to LACMA w/ figure

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


Abstraction of the exterior view of The Hammer museum in Los Angeles


This is composed of my Abstracted paintings

Interplay “Interplay”

this painting combined an abstract painting with an Architectural print

Interaction “Interaction”

This painting combined my Architectural images with a large abstraction

Intrique “Intrique”

this painting combined palette knife abstraction with figurative