Simply stated, Now On View celebrates and showcases the artists of Society6 and their work. Get to know them—and then get lost in their gallery.
Who are you and what do you do? I’m Brunna Mancuso, graphic designer, illustrator and artist from Brazil. I do mainly watercolor portraits of women.
Current city: São Paulo, Brazil, where I was born.
Client List: Itaú Bank, Renner, UOL Inc., Oh Comely Magazine, House Notes Magazine and many others in Brazil
How did you make these? Mainly watercolor and acrylics, but I use also gold leaf and embroidery in my paintings sometimes.
Why did you make these? “Why?” is the most difficult question to answer. First, I painted women because of aesthetics. Nowadays it has a deeper meaning to me. It’s about self-discovery, self-love, and I’m always painting them asking myself “who am I and why do I feel so impelled to paint ’em?” I don’t have these answers yet, and when I do I’ll probably find the need to paint something else.
What do people typically say about your work? I like to think people feel about my work the same way I do… I paint women with a deep look in their eyes so we can connect to them, share a moment with them. and know more about that figure. Also, regarding the technique: I try to achieve bold shapes and colors, and intense and interesting patterns—even when I’m using watercolors—so it can match the complexity and the deepness of the ladies.