About Diane Kaylor

 Almost 30 years ago, I graduated from Parsons School of Design with a degree in illustration. Since then I've worked at various jobs in the art field; freelance illustrator, giftware designer, art director, decor designer and most recently as owner of my own business.

 In 1991 our family moved from the suburbs of New Jersey to rural upstate New York and I started exhibiting at Craft Shows. I had been cutting and painting metal and making the pieces into wall hangings, ornaments and magnets. Recently I matched the magnets with my original collage backgrounds and began making art magnet boards.

 The collages start as a variety of blank papers. I create patterns using original stencils, sponging, texturing and impressions of found objects. The landscapes I depict are drawn from my own photographs taken locally and from the places that I've visited. Working from a master drawing, I cut and paste the pieces together and complete the work using glazes and over painting.

 The magnet boards consist of a print of one of my original collages adhered to a thin sheet of steel, mounted on masonite and framed in a wooden frame. The magnets are laser cut and hand crafted out of galvanized steel. The boards currently come in just over a dozen designs and in four sizes. Over 100 magnet designs are available to coordinate with the boards.

 I have participated in craft shows throughout the northeast including: Berkshires Arts Festival, Morristown Craft Market, Crafts at Rhinebeck, Syracuse Downtown Arts and Crafts Festival, Sugarloaf Festivals and Craftproducers Shows. My magnet boards have been featured in the retail catalogs: Sturbridge Yankee Workshop, Country Store of Geneva, Lighthouse Depot, and the online retailer Pretty Good Goods. They can also be found in fine retail stores such as the flagship Yankee Candle Shop, Historic  Williamsburg and Fenimore Art Museum Gift Stores.


1. Form follows function.

2. Technique should be purposeful.

3. Art must engage.


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