I travel often to Union City, NJ, the city where I was raised. I visit my mother who still lives there. The demographic is largely hispanic. Although I am Cuban, I usually feel like a visitor. It's a very busy place with street parking and  a lot of traffic. On this occasion, as I walked back to my car, the dusk settling in late winter gave a beautiful glow to the traffic lights and buildings.

This piece is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished edges. It comes ready to hang. 

- Onelio Marrero

After My Visit

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front and back

11" h x 14" w x 1" d
0 lbs. 7 oz.



Onelio Marrero
Rockaway, New Jersey

Getting to Know Onelio

Onelio Marrero paints city scenes of everyday life. In an impressionistic style he captures the romanticism of New York City, the picturesque fountains in Central Park and the wet city streets after a rainy afternoon. His use of warm tones creates a sense of nostalgia and the feeling that you have visited or seen this particular scene before. Onelio will often paint from direct observation, or he will work from a combination of photographs and combine numerous sources into one piece. In this way his work combines reality with fantasy, creating a new story with each painting. His work captures an appreciation for beauty in all of its greatest forms; nature, art, and people.