I think everyone has a favorite outdoor place. This is a rocky stream near my home that I return to again and again. My entire family and I have gone there over the past 25 years for hikes as well as moments of solitude. On this occasion, my second oldest daughter, Lauren, was with me for a visit in celebration of her recent engagement. Though she was dressed for dinner at a nearby restaurant, she could not resist stepping into the cool stream. In this painting I focused on her joy in contemplating her future and her enjoyment of nature. Her looks have always belied her age and in this case, her shear joy made her look even more youthful. The painting is varnished, wired and ready for hanging. The edges are a finished clean white.

- Onelio Marrero

Immersed in Joy

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front and back

40" h x 30" w x 1" d
2 lbs. 10 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.