I was in Philadelphia walking along Walnut Street. I love this street which is famous for its stores and restaurants. Most of the restaurants have sidewalk seating. I usually observe the restaurant staff and marvel at their ability to function well with the noise of the traffic so nearby. I wanted to capture the essence of the place and the concentration of this particular server as he double checked an order.

- Onelio Marrero

Determined To Please

Oil painting on stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front and back

10" h x 8" w x 1.25" 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.