"My images are of strong women. Beautiful, but not exploited…wrestling with the underlying conflict of what life is versus what it should be." —Manuel Nùñez
As a graduate of the prestigious Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California and the Otis Parsons Institute in Los Angeles, Nùñez worked as a commercial illustrator and graphic designer within the fashion industry for 10 years. In 1991 Nùñez emerged from fashion illustration as one of America's most promising contemporary painters. Since 1991 Manuel has developed a body of fine art that captures both the contemporary and timeless spirit of women.