Golden Artist’s Colors quite literally changed art-making. Their innovative materials transformed acrylic paint and opened doors for artists of all types. Golden fluid acrylic paint is essential to contemporary artist Jackie Battenfield’s practice. A life-time devotee of Golden Paints, her distinctive use of this medium it allows Battenfield to achieve her distinctive artistic vision.
Mark Golden is the CEO and co-founder of Golden Artist Colors. Golden Artist Colors 36-year history of innovation in paint technologies has transformed contemporary art. In 2012, Golden was recognized by Americans for the Arts as a top 10 contributor to the arts in the United States. Mark Golden received an honorary Doctorate from Colgate University (2014) for his work in support of the local and international arts community. Mark has lectured at universities and institutions throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia, including the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C., the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, and the Tate Gallery in London.
Battenfield’s luminous paintings on Mylar describe graceful forms of twisting boughs and branches of trees set on a pristine white open sky. When applied to Mylar, Battenfield’s fluid pigments reassert themselves, separating and forming unexpected distinctive abstract, transparent and opaque patterns. In addition to being a well-established fine artist with artwork in collections around the world, Battenfield is a distinguished arts educator and author of the Artist’s Guide: How to Make a Living Doing What You Love
Jackie Battenfield’s painting are included in the exhibition, Luminous on view at Kenise Barnes Fine Art, 1947 Palmer Avenue, Larchmont, New York, June 4 – July 9, 2016.