To me, few things compare to a quiet time of contemplation and reading by a fire. The weather outside is bitterly cold. The youthful model is situated in my living room in front of the hearth and fireplace I hand crafted many years ago. In the early morning, light streams through our porch windows accenting the stone, mortar and woodwork that was the backdrop for many fond memories.

- Onelio Marrero

Early Morning Contemplation

Oil painting on stretched canvas
Finished white edges

Signed on front and back

18" h x 24" w x 1.5" d
3 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.