This painting is a study Onelio executed after a trip to Italy. It is as much about the setting as it is about the sitter's portrait. The artist saw this busker playing his accordion in Florence and decided to change the setting to one of the labyrinthine streets of Venice. "Despite the effects of time and the elements, both the sitter and the backdrop of Venice have aged gracefully and with an undeniable elegance," Onelio explains with a smile.

- Onelio Marrero

Age and Beauty

Oil painting on stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front and back

8" h x 10" w x 1.2" d
0 lbs. 14 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.