New York City buildings and streets are a never-ending source of inspiration for me. As I walked on 42nd Street towards Bryant Park, I was struck by the symmetry caused by the reflection on a glass storefront. The symmetry and the swooping lines of the Grace building created a perfect repoussoir element to the scene. I titled the painting after the third book in a trilogy of novels by Justin Cronin. Everywhere one travels in Manhattan, there are windows and mirrors that challenge perception.

- Onelio Marrero

City of Mirrors

Oil painting on stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front and back

24" h x 30" w x 1.5" d
4 lbs. 2 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.