I am from a large family so it follows that I have attended many weddings over my lifetime. I always look forward to them and the celebrations that follow. It's always thrilling to raise a glass in a toast to the couple. In this painting, the view of the newly married couple reminded me a bit of Pieter Bruegel's well-known wedding painting where the bride and groom are not immediately visible. Likewise, I placed the couple almost off the frame so that the focus would be on the gesture of the toast.

The painting is varnished, wired and ready for hanging. The gallery wrapped edges are a clean white.

- Onelio Marrero

Wedding Toast

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on back

18" h x 24" w x 1" 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.