For this painting, I felt it was time to go back and play with the oil paints, the wonderful medium of the masters. The piece was inspired by the connection between water and man. I slowly sculpted the painting from thick layers of old Holland oil paints. This brand of handmade paints has been around since the Renaissance. The painting has a fresh feeling and is very textural as shown in the detail images. 

This piece is on a gallery wrapped canvas and the painting continues around the sides. It comes ready to hang. 

- Piero Manrique

Breathing in Water

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front

30" h x 24" w x 1.5" d
12 lbs. 2 oz.



Piero Manrique
Mamaroneck, New York

Getting to Know Piero

Piero Manrique paints artworks with a distinct luminescence and bright color palette. He finds inspiration in change, evolution, and discovery. “My art is like nature, it never repeats, it keeps changing and evolving.” In his current series, Piero works mainly with his fingers and special pouring techniques. “The beauty of many of these paintings is how they keep changing as they dry.” He currently lives in Mamaroneck, New York. Piero always tells his clients to feel the painting and let it tell the story.