While in Philadelphia, I often visit Rittenhouse Square. It's a small park that is filled with interesting subject matter. There are always people walking pets, reading and playing speed chess. There are even tandem stroller services for busy parents with young children. On a warm day in February, I came across a young man taking his macaw for a stroll. He was headed north towards the Church of The Holy Trinity after engaging many curiosity seekers in conversation.

- Onelio Marrero

Headed North

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.