I have recently reread parts of Robert Henri's “The Art Spirit” and drew inspiration from the seminal work and his effortless paintings. I posed the model here holding a note for a bit of interpretive value. One always wonders what the sitter is thinking and what they have just read. This young model occupied herself by reading some of her poetry. I thought the oriental style fabric of her jacket was best portrayed in a setting with an oriental lamp. This painting is on gallery wrapped canvas with finished white edges. It comes ready to hang.

- Onelio Marrero

The Note

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front and back

14" h x 11" w x 1" d
0 lbs. 8 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.