Onelio Marrero was born in Cuba in 1958 and emigrated to the U.S.A. during his early childhood. His family settled in Union City, New Jersey where he lived until he married his wife Lisette. He studied painting, drawing, sculpture and print-making at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1980. Onelio’s paintings are works of beauty and emotion. His interiors are lively, the ocean scenes almost life-like, and we believe that no living painter has the same refined brushwork and amazing treatment of water. (You may be tempted to jump into his work, so be careful!) Onelio is generous and daring with color, yet many of his works have a gentle subtlety. The artist is always eager to jump into unknown territory and new themes. He has exhibited his work in one-man shows and group shows throughout the U.S. His work can also be found in several private collections in the U.S. and Europe. An art teacher since 1986, Mr. Marrero divides his time between his family, his art and his teaching. He lives with his wife and three daughters.