Walking along 42nd Street on a cold winter day in December of 2018 inspired me to portray this busy cross section near Times Square. The crosswalks around this time of year are usually cordoned off with traffic cones and filled with busy foot traffic. I included the kneeling bus that is common in Manhattan. I was challenged by the mega screens that fill nearly every building as the commercial world vies to captivate the passersby with their flashing and scrolling ads.

- Onelio Marrero


Oil painting on stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front and back

11" h x 14" w x .75" d
0 lbs. 10 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.