I often visit Philadelphia and enjoy going for walks along it's streets. Chestnut Street is one of my favorites. On a warm day in February, as I passed John F. Collins Park I came across a a bagpiper headed home after a march. As he passed the park, I was struck by his characteristic uniform contrasting against the bronze Wissahickon Gateway to the park that features sculpted whimsical flora and fauna created by sculptor Christopher T. Ray.

- Onelio Marrero

Headed Home

Oil painting on stretched linen
Finished white edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front and back

14" h x 14" 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.