Several attempts to build a harbor in west Los Angeles to encourage trade with the Orient began in 1880. All were destroyed by storms and flooding. Marina del Rey was not federally authorized until 1954. Today it is the largest man-made marina in the nation.*

*Marina del Rey Historical Society

A preview of our journey

A changing virtual exhibition of JoAnn’s artwork of the time.

To view the Virtual Gallery click HERE

To read Press Review click HERE

Everyone thinks of Los Angeles as the ultimate car city, but the city’s relationship with petroleum products is far more significant than just consumption.*

*Bruce Wells, American Oil and Gas Historical Society

  • For Students and Collectors: THEN & NOW of painting techniques and materials
  • New sets of THEN & NOW paintings and photos will be published.
  • Sotries of Playa del Rey and Venice to match the paintings will be published here.