At first glance, you see a woman in an interior setting as she applies makeup at a retractable mirror. Upon closer inspection, one can see that this is a staged tableau in a storefront window. She is actually a manikin set in a window in a high end NYC store. The lettering on the window next to her left hand and the Mastercard symbol below give it away. The cap next to her right shoulder identifies her as a Rockette. "I loved rendering this scene with its clutter of wigs, flowers and chairs," says Onelio.

- Onelio Marrero

Backstage Tableau

Oil painting on stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front and back

9" h x 12" w x 1.2" d
0 lbs. 8 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.