Turquoise Line

A Celebration of Pastels

All this week the Daily Palette will be celebrating some of our favorite pastelists from across the state.


DIANE BLAIR KUNZLER
Turquoise Line, pastel on sanded paper, 17" x 11", 2015

Diane Kunzler earned a degree in Art from Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa and an MFA in Visual Arts from the Art Institute of Boston.  She is an experienced educator who taught art in the public school system for over thirty-five years, and she continues to serve as an adjunct instructor and a member of the Art Advisory Board for Iowa Central Community College.  She also teaches a variety of workshops in pastel and oil painting for the Blanden Museum of Art, the Amana Arts Guild, and the Iowa Area Education Association.  Diane has shown her work in juried, group, and solo shows throughout the Midwest, and she is the Treasurer of the Iowa Pastel Society Board.

Diane writes, "The Iowa landscape has been the center of my work for over 30 years.  My connection to the land is still a bit of a mystery to me; I didn't grow up with a particular interest in the environment and no one would consider me 'nature girl.'  Whether it is traditional panoramic views or the more close-cropped views, the land and environment have invaded my consciousness and shape my imagery.  I find them endlessly fascinating and challenging."

Diane Blair Kunzler's website

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on May 25, 2016

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