I often paddle my Kayak on the Rockaway River near my house in NJ. The river is quiet and peaceful having a lazy current most of the time. I was paddling westward following the river upstream. I always enjoy the beauty of its banks in the autumn. Needless to say, I was struck by the way the late afternoon sun illuminated portions of the northern bank just before a bend that would end my journey. I could not resist the urge to beach my kayak on the pebbly southern shore to take it all in.

- Onelio Marrero

Before The Bend

Oil painting on stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Varnished and Ready to hang

Signed on front and back

22" h x 26" w x 1" d
1 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.