My wife and I often visit antique and collectible stores. There is always so much to see and what I see, I find inspiring. In this particular collectibles store, I manipulated the arrangement of the merchandise with references to fit a theme of dreams and fire. The Erte-like partition features "Vesta," the Greek goddess of hearth and earthly fires. The clocks, lamps, gasoline sign and even the owner's sleeping pet Dalmatian, a dog often associated with firefighters, hint at dreams and fire.

- Onelio Marrero

Dreaming of Vesta

Oil painting on stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front and back

24" h x 24" w x 1" 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.