DILIGENT VISUAL WAS FOUNDED BY RICH KUNZ IN 2012. Thank you for visiting my site and taking the time to browse some of my work. I am a high school art teacher and freelance artist from the Chicagoland area. I have been interested in creating art for as long as I can remember. As a child I spent countless hours trying to sharpen my drawing skills by copying work that inspired me. Subjects that I took special interest in ranged from animated movies to comics and fantasy themed paintings. After high school, I attended community college while working part-time. Eventually, I transferred to Illinois State University where I earned a bachelor's degree in art education. I have since obtained two master's degrees; also in education and administration. In addition, I completed a 13 week illustration course instructed by Donato Giancola, through SmArt School, and I also train with Watts Atelier Online. I continue to participate in a variety of workshops in my area. I have been teaching art at the high school level for twenty + years. I am married and I have three children.