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Golden Artist Colors Inc

Golden Artist Colors Inc., now also known simply as GOLDEN, was founded in June 1980 by Sam Golden, who is known as a pioneering developer of the first acrylic named Magna paint, created at the Bocour Artist Colors studios between 1946 and 1949. This ground-breaking moment though was only the beginning of a 20-year period of experimentation and refinement in the science of creating the most effective acrylic paints.

About Golden Artist Colors Inc.

It was after his long career in the paint making industry, in fact after deciding to retire, that Sam Golden found that rest and relaxation was not for him, as he announced the founding of his own business Golden Artist Colors Inc. which, in Golden’s words, had the clear and simple dedicated goal of ‘making tools for artists.’

By 1985, the opening of a new factory meant that Golden Artist Colors Inc. not only focused on the original Heavy Body and Iridescent Acrylics, but also opened out to develop their Fluid, Matte, and Interference Acrylics. The growth of the business also saw a growth in critical acclaim within the artistic community, with Golden Artist Colors Inc. receiving many local and national awards such as the 1991 Business Arts Award by the Chenango County Chamber of Commerce and the Council of the Arts, with Mark Golden also receiving the 1996 Small Business Person of the Year award.

Sam Golden passed away on 11th March 1997 at the age of 82, but left a legacy of innovation, participation, creativity and energy, having set a new standard in the world of artistic materials.

Explore the Best in Acrylics

Here at Pegasus, we have a fantastic range of GOLDEN products, including Matte, Heavy Body, Fluid, Interference and Iridescent Colours, as well as Gels, Gessos and more. There really is a world of paints to delve into, all at affordable prices. We are thrilled to have you explore the vast array of products and hope that they might offer you the same inspiration which encouraged Sam Golden to develop such pioneering products all those years ago, products which are still integral to the artistic landscape today.

Golden  400ml Archival Varnish Gloss Aerosol Golden 400ml Archival Varnish Gloss Aerosol
£23.95
1 in stock
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Golden  400ml Archival Varnish Satin Aerosol Golden 400ml Archival Varnish Satin Aerosol
£23.95
3 in stock
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Golden 400ml Archival Varnish Matte Aerosol Golden 400ml Archival Varnish Matte Aerosol
£23.95
Out of stock
Spray Varnish Matte 400ml Aerosol A non-yellowing archival spirit based varnish with UV filters.  This varnish is removable with white spirit so can be recommended for conservation purposes. Formulated with 100% solvent-based, reversible acrylic co-polymer resin. Easy to use spray varnish made with fast drying acetone and a propellant.
Golden Absorbent Ground White Golden Absorbent Ground White
£14.95
In stock
Golden Absorbent Ground creates a surface with the absorbency of paper offering excellent staining and wash effects. This is a flexible acrylic ground which can be applied to non rigid supports such as canvas. Golden recommend that basic acrylic gesso is used as an initial coat.
Golden Acrylic Flow Release (Wetting Agent) Golden Acrylic Flow Release (Wetting Agent)
£9.95
In stock
Acrylic Flow Release From 2018 this product is renamed 'Wetting Agent' (it is the same product as before) GOLDEN Acrylic Flow Release is an additive used to reduce surface tension of the water in the acrylic emulsion, therefore increasing the slickness and flow of the paint. It is effective for achieving rich stains on a porous surface. Health Labeled (HL) Product. Not for use by children Reduces…
Golden Acrylic Gel & Molding Paste Intro Set - Six Assorted 60ml Pots Golden Acrylic Gel & Molding Paste Intro Set - Six Assorted 60ml Pots
£29.95
£26.95
1 in stock
This Introductory Box Set of Gels and Molding Pastes is the perfect taster set for those wanting to extend their art practice. Both the gels and molding pastes are for use with acrylic paints. The artist has the choice of using the medium in three different ways: Straight from the pot to add texture and unique effects to their painting surface; Adding acrylic paint to the gels and molding pastes t…
Golden Acrylic Glazing Liquid Gloss Golden Acrylic Glazing Liquid Gloss
£10.50
GOLDEN Acrylic Glazing Liquid (AGL) is a 100% Acrylic, water-based emulsion, developed to be used with waterborne paint systems for interior glazing applications. Acrylic Glazing Liquid can be used for a wide variety of techniques, which require longer open times, including Wood Graining Marbling Trompe LOeil Additive and Subtractive Techniques Glazing Acrylic Glazing Liquid also proves useful in…
Golden Acrylic Glazing Liquid Satin Golden Acrylic Glazing Liquid Satin
£10.50
In stock
GOLDEN Acrylic Glazing Liquid (AGL) is a 100% Acrylic, water-based emulsion, developed to be used with waterborne paint systems for interior glazing applications. Acrylic Glazing Liquid can be used for a wide variety of techniques, which require longer open times, including Wood Graining Marbling Trompe LOeil Additive and Subtractive Techniques Glazing Acrylic Glazing Liquid also proves useful in…
Golden Acrylic Pastel Ground Golden Acrylic Pastel Ground
£14.95
In stock
Golden Acrylic Ground for Pastels is a special textured primer for preparing surfaces for soft pastels. This pastel ground can be tinted with acrylic colours. The slight texture helps pastels to adhere to the surface. The acrylic base means this ground is flexible and can therefore be applied to rigid and non rigid supports.
Golden Airbrush Medium Golden Airbrush Medium
£8.75
In stock
GOLDEN Airbrush Medium blends easily with other GOLDEN acrylics to yield a paint mixture with the proper viscosity for airbrushing. Airbrush Medium also effectively decreases clogging and tip-buildup during spraying, eliminating the largest drawback to airbrushing with acrylics. For thinning fluid colours to create an airbrush colour.
Golden Black Gesso Golden Black Gesso
£14.95
In stock
Golden Black Gesso gives an extremely dense black finish with a semi matte finish. It can be applied to a wide variety of surfaces. Golden take great care to product quality artist products.
Golden Clear Granular Gel Golden Clear Granular Gel
£13.95
In stock
Golden Clear Granuler gel is unlike standard gels that are made from pure acrylic. Texture gels are created by combining acrylic with inert particles to produce a texture surface. Clear Granular Gel maintains transparency while adding texture. An artist can mix any quantity of Gel with GOLDEN Acrylic colors, or other Gels and Mediums. However, the following are rules that should be obeyed: To thin…
Golden Clear Tar Gel Golden Clear Tar Gel
£13.95
In stock
GOLDEN Clear Tar Gel is a 100% acrylic polymer dispersion colorless gel with an extremely resinous, syrupy , stringy, and tar-like consistency. It is a unique product with a long rheology; conceivably it could be poured from a three-story building as one long strand! Clear Tar Gel can be used to generate fine detailed lines by dripping it over painting surfaces. The specific feel and consistency o…
Golden Coarse Molding Paste Golden Coarse Molding Paste
£13.95
In stock
GOLDEN Coarse Molding Paste - A thick, warm white colored medium that is translucent up to about 1/8�. Dries to a hard surfaced, stiff but flexible film with a tooth like fine sandpaper. The dry film accepts wet and dry media very well. Mixed with heavy body acrylics to create a dense-feeling paint that holds good peaks and dries with a matte to satin sheen with a finely pebbled surface. GOLDEN Pa…
Golden Coarse Pumice Golden Coarse Pumice
£13.95
In stock
Golden Pumice Gel Medium is mainly used to create granular texture and dries to a hard porous, yet flexible film. Archival quality & stable. The three differing particle sizes, fine, coarse and extra coarse allow you to control the degree of texture. Gels can be thought of as colorless paint, as they are composed of 100% acrylic polymers similar to acrylic paint. They can also act as adhesives in…
Golden Crackle Paste Golden Crackle Paste
£13.95
In stock
Golden Crackle paste is made using a combination of acrylic and marble dust. This gives them a unique hard opaque white surface. The randon surface crackle effect forms as the paste dries. GOLDEN Crackle Paste is a thick, opaque cracking material, designed to develop deep fissure-like cracks as it cures. The size and extent of the crackle pattern is dependent on many factors, including the thickne…
Golden Extra Coarse Pumice Golden Extra Coarse Pumice
£13.95
In stock
Golden Pumice Gel Medium is mainly used to create granular texture and dries to a hard porous, yet flexible film. Archival quality & stable. The three differing particle sizes, fine, coarse and extra coarse allow you to control the degree of texture. Gels can be thought of as colorless paint, as they are composed of 100% acrylic polymers similar to acrylic paint. They can also act as adhesives in…
Golden Extra Heavy Gel Gloss Golden Extra Heavy Gel Gloss
£13.95
In stock
This Golden Extra Heavy Gel comes in Gloss, Semi-gloss and Matte. Excellent for holding peaks, extending paint and building texture. Also useful for fixing collage and multi media artwork. GOLDEN Gel Mediums offer artists many ways to build texture. They range in consistency from pourable to mouldable with varying degrees of sheen and transparency. Gels can be thought of as colorless paint, as the…
Golden Extra Heavy Gel Matte Golden Extra Heavy Gel Matte
£13.95
In stock
This Golden Extra Heavy Gel comes in Gloss, Semi-gloss and Matte. Excellent for holding peaks, extending paint and building texture. Also useful for fixing collage and multi media artwork. GOLDEN Gel Mediums offer artists many ways to build texture. They range in consistency from pourable to mouldable with varying degrees of sheen and transparency. Gels can be thought of as colorless paint, as the…
Golden Extra Heavy Gel Semi-Gloss Golden Extra Heavy Gel Semi-Gloss
£13.95
In stock
This Golden Extra Heavy Gel comes in Gloss, Semi-gloss and Matte. Excellent for holding peaks, extending paint and building texture. Also useful for fixing collage and multi media artwork. GOLDEN Gel Mediums offer artists many ways to build texture. They range in consistency from pourable to mouldable with varying degrees of sheen and transparency. Gels can be thought of as colorless paint, as the…

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Golden 400ml Archival Varnish Gloss Aerosol <>
Golden 400ml Archival Varnish Satin Aerosol <>
Spray Varnish Matte 400ml Aerosol A non-yellowing archival spirit based varnish with UV filters.  This varnish is removable with white spirit so can be recommended for conservation purposes. Formulated with 100% solvent-based, reversible acrylic co-polymer resin. Easy to use spray varnish made with fast drying acetone and a propellant.
Golden Absorbent Ground creates a surface with the absorbency of paper offering excellent staining and wash effects. This is a flexible acrylic ground which can be applied to non rigid supports such as canvas. Golden recommend that basic acrylic gesso is used as an initial coat.
Acrylic Flow Release From 2018 this product is renamed 'Wetting Agent' (it is the same product as before) GOLDEN Acrylic Flow Release is an additive used to reduce surface tension of the water in the acrylic emulsion, therefore increasing the slickness and flow of the paint. It is effective for achieving rich stains on a porous surface. Health Labeled (HL) Product. Not for use by children Reduces…
This Introductory Box Set of Gels and Molding Pastes is the perfect taster set for those wanting to extend their art practice. Both the gels and molding pastes are for use with acrylic paints. The artist has the choice of using the medium in three different ways: Straight from the pot to add texture and unique effects to their painting surface; Adding acrylic paint to the gels and molding pastes t…
GOLDEN Acrylic Glazing Liquid (AGL) is a 100% Acrylic, water-based emulsion, developed to be used with waterborne paint systems for interior glazing applications. Acrylic Glazing Liquid can be used for a wide variety of techniques, which require longer open times, including Wood Graining Marbling Trompe LOeil Additive and Subtractive Techniques Glazing Acrylic Glazing Liquid also proves useful in…
GOLDEN Acrylic Glazing Liquid (AGL) is a 100% Acrylic, water-based emulsion, developed to be used with waterborne paint systems for interior glazing applications. Acrylic Glazing Liquid can be used for a wide variety of techniques, which require longer open times, including Wood Graining Marbling Trompe LOeil Additive and Subtractive Techniques Glazing Acrylic Glazing Liquid also proves useful in…
Golden Acrylic Ground for Pastels is a special textured primer for preparing surfaces for soft pastels. This pastel ground can be tinted with acrylic colours. The slight texture helps pastels to adhere to the surface. The acrylic base means this ground is flexible and can therefore be applied to rigid and non rigid supports.
GOLDEN Airbrush Medium blends easily with other GOLDEN acrylics to yield a paint mixture with the proper viscosity for airbrushing. Airbrush Medium also effectively decreases clogging and tip-buildup during spraying, eliminating the largest drawback to airbrushing with acrylics. For thinning fluid colours to create an airbrush colour.
Golden Black Gesso gives an extremely dense black finish with a semi matte finish. It can be applied to a wide variety of surfaces. Golden take great care to product quality artist products.
Golden Clear Granuler gel is unlike standard gels that are made from pure acrylic. Texture gels are created by combining acrylic with inert particles to produce a texture surface. Clear Granular Gel maintains transparency while adding texture. An artist can mix any quantity of Gel with GOLDEN Acrylic colors, or other Gels and Mediums. However, the following are rules that should be obeyed: To thin…
GOLDEN Clear Tar Gel is a 100% acrylic polymer dispersion colorless gel with an extremely resinous, syrupy , stringy, and tar-like consistency. It is a unique product with a long rheology; conceivably it could be poured from a three-story building as one long strand! Clear Tar Gel can be used to generate fine detailed lines by dripping it over painting surfaces. The specific feel and consistency o…
GOLDEN Coarse Molding Paste - A thick, warm white colored medium that is translucent up to about 1/8�. Dries to a hard surfaced, stiff but flexible film with a tooth like fine sandpaper. The dry film accepts wet and dry media very well. Mixed with heavy body acrylics to create a dense-feeling paint that holds good peaks and dries with a matte to satin sheen with a finely pebbled surface. GOLDEN Pa…
Golden Pumice Gel Medium is mainly used to create granular texture and dries to a hard porous, yet flexible film. Archival quality & stable. The three differing particle sizes, fine, coarse and extra coarse allow you to control the degree of texture. Gels can be thought of as colorless paint, as they are composed of 100% acrylic polymers similar to acrylic paint. They can also act as adhesives in…
Golden Crackle paste is made using a combination of acrylic and marble dust. This gives them a unique hard opaque white surface. The randon surface crackle effect forms as the paste dries. GOLDEN Crackle Paste is a thick, opaque cracking material, designed to develop deep fissure-like cracks as it cures. The size and extent of the crackle pattern is dependent on many factors, including the thickne…
Golden Pumice Gel Medium is mainly used to create granular texture and dries to a hard porous, yet flexible film. Archival quality & stable. The three differing particle sizes, fine, coarse and extra coarse allow you to control the degree of texture. Gels can be thought of as colorless paint, as they are composed of 100% acrylic polymers similar to acrylic paint. They can also act as adhesives in…
This Golden Extra Heavy Gel comes in Gloss, Semi-gloss and Matte. Excellent for holding peaks, extending paint and building texture. Also useful for fixing collage and multi media artwork. GOLDEN Gel Mediums offer artists many ways to build texture. They range in consistency from pourable to mouldable with varying degrees of sheen and transparency. Gels can be thought of as colorless paint, as the…
This Golden Extra Heavy Gel comes in Gloss, Semi-gloss and Matte. Excellent for holding peaks, extending paint and building texture. Also useful for fixing collage and multi media artwork. GOLDEN Gel Mediums offer artists many ways to build texture. They range in consistency from pourable to mouldable with varying degrees of sheen and transparency. Gels can be thought of as colorless paint, as the…
This Golden Extra Heavy Gel comes in Gloss, Semi-gloss and Matte. Excellent for holding peaks, extending paint and building texture. Also useful for fixing collage and multi media artwork. GOLDEN Gel Mediums offer artists many ways to build texture. They range in consistency from pourable to mouldable with varying degrees of sheen and transparency. Gels can be thought of as colorless paint, as the…