I enjoy walking around Manhattan and thinking about how Ashcan School painters would depict the scenes. This storefront is on 9th Avenue in what is known as Hell's Kitchen. The look of this establishment exudes Ashcan School hallmarks. As I painted this scene I reworked many areas and tried to keep the treatment of the strokes as economical and "sketchy" as possible. Each detail is a reminder of the unassuming adaptability of the way storefronts along 9th Avenue develop over time.

- Onelio Marrero

Mazzella's Market

Oil painting on stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front and back

24" h x 32" 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.