Born in Cuba, Luis Núñez has lived in Florida since 1960.
In 1977 he graduated with a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Miami.
In 1987 Luis, who always had an interest in the visual arts, started painting in oils as a pastime. Shortly thereafter, Luis’ paintings began to reveal an unusual quality, which encouraged him to broaden his artistic horizons by joining Florida International University as a visual arts student.
In 1993, he graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts, Magna cum laude. In his last year as a student at FIU, he participated in the 1993 Annual Juried Student Exhibition, where he received the event’s highest award, the Perry Purchase Award.
Currently Luis is exclusively dedicated to painting. He works mostly with oil paints on canvas; his subject matter is varied, from still lives to an occasional portrait. However, landscape, nature and wildlife painting is his favorite form of expression.
Although, he invites the opportunity to paint any landscape anywhere in the world, his heart is in the Florida landscape. His Biscayne Bay, Everglades, Big Cypress and Florida Keys paintings capture the light, colors and mood of this beautiful and unique part of the world.
He has participated in numerous juried exhibitions in the United States. His works are displayed in private collections throughout the United States, Europe, Central America and Australia.
He was commissioned by Biscayne National Park to decorate an ornament for the 2007 White House’s Christmas tree, celebrating the US National Park Centennial.
In 2010, the Florida Governor selected Luis as the State’s featured artist for the Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration in Florida.
His paintings are also part of public collections such as the Florida International University Art in Public Places, Biscayne National Park, Miami-Dade College, Florida Department of State and the Frost Art Museum.
Some of his work may be seen at his web site www.LNunez.com and he may be contacted at LuisNunez@LNunez.com .