This is a painting of my granddaughter enjoying the relative safety of staying in the shallows of a lake. My inspiration for this piece was the pleased yet faraway look on her face as she just daydreamed while floating with the noodle. The calm water reminded me of some of Sorolla's beach studies. The piece is on gallery wrapped canvas with finished white edges. It comes varnished and ready to hang.

- Onelio Marrero

Safety in the Shallows

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front and back

24" h x 24" w x 2" 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.