The setting of this painting is in the Manhattan branch of the New York City Public Library. This venerable institution has a grandeur in art and architecture that reflects the priceless collection that it houses. I was mindful of the Dutch master interior painters like De Hooch and Van Vliet. I wanted to capture the natural light streaming through the windows complemented by the incandescent light. I was influenced by the Dutch Masters exhibit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

- Onelio Marrero

No Boundaries

Oil painting on stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front and back

18" h x 24" w x 1.2" d
1 lbs. 2 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.