New Orleans, Louisiana native, Diane Killeen, through her company Diane Killeen Painting Studios, provides artistic finishes
and decorative restoration in both historic and contemporary settings. For the past 15 years, Diane has worked
on projects in the greater New Orleans Area and the Southeast painting for her own private clientele.
Local restorations include the ceiling murals at Latter Library, the decorative plaster at the Roosevelt Hotel, gilded frames for The Historic New Orleans Collection and all of the decorative restoration at the Robinson-Jordan House.
As a project manager for International Fine Arts Conservation Studios, she has traveled extensively restoring sites
on the National Registrar of Historic Places.
A member of The Society of Gilders, Diane currently serves on the Board of Trustees. The S.O.G. is an international,
non-profit educational organization devoted to the art and craft of gilding.
Diane’s specialties include, decorative faux finishes, traditional water gilding, Venetian plaster, custom stenciling, murals, decorative plaster restoration, sculpture and historic color analysis. Collaborating with other artists allows
her to offer a wide range of artistic talents. Forming the best crew not only meets the needs of the job but creates
a unique and exceptional experience.
After graduating from Hollins College in Roanoke Virginia with degrees in both Studio Art and Psychology, Diane pursued a graduate certification in Decorative Painting and Restoration through the City and Guilds of London’s
North America Program. This was a fellowship program with the historic Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina.