Continuing through the month of November the walls of the Homestead Council Chamber are adorned with captivating paintings of Florida’s natural landscapes by famed local artist Luis Nuñez.
Councilman Stephen Shelley, who started the “Art in the Chamber” program, inaugurated the exhibit during the Wednesday, Oct. 19, City Council meeting, and invited the community to visit the council chamber and enjoy Nuñez’ paintings.
Nuñez paints en plein air and from his studio in Homestead. He works mostly with oil paints on canvas; his subject matter is varied, from still life 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 U.S. National Park Centennial.
In 2010, the Florida Governor selected Nuñez as the state’s featured artist for the Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration in Florida. His paintings also are 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.