Maron arrives in Los Angeles! – Part 1

Now we enter an important phase as this is when he came to Los Angeles. A good friend of theirs by the name of Nancy Mehagian who they knew from Ibiza. Nancy offered to become his manager & so she did, very well I might add…she booked portraits for him and found clients who wanted to have his work. He did a lot of different things during this time but he first came to LA on his own. I remember at that time me and my mom and brother remained in Madrid for a while so that I could finish school and he could get settled. I was so excited to get a package in the mail from him with a $1 bill which was awesome to me, so “America” and a Fresh Prince tape and a SNAP tape…(who can remember SNAP?)

Well Nancy managed him for a while and she did very well indeed. She knew a lot of people here in the US and she could show his talent which made it easy to book a portrait or an interior etc; I will share with you some pictures of work he did in this time.

sketch of good friend Marilyn’s home

putting on the finishing touches…

Voila! beautiful finished interior

He painted and painted, and now he started doing a painting of the garden for Italian restaurant La Pergola located in Sherman Oaks on Ventura Blvd.  His garden was located behind the restaurant and it is where he grows his produce he uses in his menu

he worked very hard on this one, being under the summer sun in LA is not easy feat!

you can see him there working away…

here is the finished piece. This one is a gorgeous painting, Marlon Brando walked into the restaurant and said “That is a great painting”!  and of course he was right :)

Now I will show you some more work he did while he was in Los Angeles in the very beginning

Painting Nancy’s interior

I truly love this painting, Nancy house is where I spent the start of my Los Angeles experience and this is a beauty.

Below you can see him starting to paint Rio (Sean Flynn) who was named after his uncle, Rory’s brother. I recall babysitting him when he was about 5ish… He has grown into an amazing guy! There is a very special story behind the Flynn name but we will leave you with a fun fact, his grandfather was Errol Flynn and they are friends that I love dearly, Rory who is an amazing photographer, Sean, Gideon, Luke

 I will find the finished painting soon, sorry!

 

 

 

 

 

Different works he did…

 

 

Here a portrait of a wonderful woman, Nancy’s Mother Florence

Below you can see a painting of Nancy

and also her lovely daughter Vedra

Big portrait of Nancy…I love the sofa pose ;)

Portrait of Johanna, above

Portrait of Joan Quinn. I actually just saw this exhibited late last year here in Los Angeles. Below you can see a picture I found of me and my husband & kids walking the exhibit…funny I did not even know this existed.

and below someone admiring work by Maron

My dear friends this is it for now, there is a lot that happens in Los Angeles so I will see you all again soon. Until then you can keep up on what’s happening with my mother WIlly HERE

 

 

 

 

 

3 Thoughts on “Maron arrives in Los Angeles! – Part 1

  1. Amazing and wonderful to see all those paintings again.

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