Artistry, philosophy, and the beauty of South Beach harmonize in this beautiful portfolio work. Luminous imagery lit by the imagination of artist Mark Rutkowski and inspired by Miami's art deco architecture. This celebrated artist has helped spread the beauty of South Beach Florida to collectors world wide. The imagery accompanied by short essays that draw on decades of Buddhist practice. Includes a preface by noted television personality and columnist Ben Stein. So get ready to wander the streets of one of America's most unique neighborhoods guided by an artist who helped popularize Miami, Florida's Deco District. The magical realm of the South Beach Deco District is reflected in 115 paintings of sun-splashed pastel hotels, coral rocks, and dolphins dancing on oceans of aqua stucco as seen over the many years through the artist's eyes. It's a view like no other! Prepare to enjoy two decades in the Deco District.
Mark Rutkowski has been a painter for most of his days, over twenty years of that focused on the Art Deco District of Miami Beach.He currently maintains his studio in the Spanish Village of Espanola Way in South Beach where he has lived since 1992.