Diane Kunzler grew up in Lamoni, Iowa and graduated from Graceland University. In 2005, Diane received her MFA from the Art Institute of Boston. She taught art in the public school system for 38 years before retiring from full time teaching. Diane serves as an instructor at the Des Moines Art Center, an adjunct professor at Iowa Central Community College as well as teaching a variety of ceramic, drawing, and painting workshops in Kunzler Studios and across Iowa. She tries to fit a bit of her own work into her schedule also.
Water images seem to contain limitless possibilities: disruptions of the water’s surface, objects that break through or float on the top of the water, objects that float below the surface, and the reflections and shadows that define the surface and its surroundings. My interest in nature as subject matter is longstanding. Over time I have grown to prefer more closely-cropped and intimate images to the more panoramic and grandiose views so often represented.