The setting for this painting is a delicatessen in the Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia. I love visiting the market  that is a packed storehouse of eateries whose aromas that arouse one's appetite with cooking and baking from Amish food to delicate chocolates, candies and typical American fare. It is also a feast for the eyes with the bustle of the crowds and the visual clutter. Every time I go there, I am torn as to what shop or kiosk to visit. I wanted to capture the essence of the place.

- Onelio Marrero

Deli Counter

Oil painting on stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front and back

18" h x 24" w x 1.5" d
2 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.