I have been a fan of ballet ever since I met my wife over 38 years ago. She is a trained ballet dancer and we raised our three daughters with an appreciation for ballet and performance. Our daughters danced ballet and lyrical from early childhood and as a result, we have had many opportunities to witness the rigors of practice, the excitement of rehearsals and ultimately, the beautiful performances. This painting is a salute to the tireless efforts of all dancers as they prepare backstage.

- Onelio Marrero


Oil painting on stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front and back

20" h x 16" w x .75" d
1 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.