I read somewhere that New Jersey was home to the first diner. As I travel throughout the state, I am inclined to believe this. There are diners everywhere. The older ones among them feature a lot of chrome, stainless steel and colorful patrons. This particular patron had so much to offer me in the way of a story. I often wonder what each patron's back story is.

- Onelio Marrero

At the Counter

Oil painting on stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front

8" h x 10" w x 1.25" d
7 lbs. 0 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.