Makena | Playa del Rey | Santa Monica (2016-2019) After a local Marina del Rey woman saw my beach painting hanging at the Marina del Rey Historical Society, she contacted me, came to the studio and picked her three favorites. A short car ride later, I hung the pictures and three of my paintings have a new home.
This painting is inspired by the many visits to Florida when Stu flies From L.A. to Ft. Lauderdale and his dad drives down from Virginia to share the beauty and experiences of Coastal Florida. From Miami to Key West, A1A is the backbone of many stunning ocean vistas that Stu and his Dad have enjoyed over the decades and is celebrated here.
Donated to the Loggerhead Marinelife Center and sold at auction at the 2017 Go Blue Awards Luncheon to benefit their work in sea turtle education, research, and rehabilitation.
The bright blue colors of the Sea and Sky help liven up a wall covered with vintage Black and White newspaper reproductions.
As a long time resident and sailor in Marina del Rey, Artist, Stu Coleman, is happy to support the efforts of the Historical Society in preserving the rich history of this 1.5 square mile slice of Los Angeles County. This painting is currently available for sale at the MDR Historical Society Gallery in Fisherman’s Village on Fiji Way with all proceeds benefiting the organization.
Part of the Vistas series, the Painting, “Dockweiler,” by Marina del Rey Artist Stu Coleman, is now on display and for sale at the Marina del Rey Historical Society
Grace Bay, Providenciales, a 36″ x 18″ work, painted in 2012, just sold at auction for $350, a bit above the retail price of $275. This is the second year a painting has been sold at auction to benefit arts education in Culver City, California, the neighborhood just east of artist, Stu Coleman’s home in Marina del Rey.
Had a chance to visit Key West for 3 days in December and enjoyed the nightlife at night and the Beaches during the day. Higgs Beach is nice location on the South side of the island. I painted the sky a few weeks ago and today I finished the ocean and sand.
Higgs Beach now hangs in the office Dr. Heather Winthers Dental office in Marina del Rey