Contact & About



 Color & Gold LLC was founded by BKS in 2017. BKS is a gilder, ornamental architectural painter, graphic designer & illuminator.

Museum-quality giclée prints of exquisitely drawn & delicately gilded illuminations glow with bright archival inks on luxurious German Etching paper by Hahnemühle, who’s acid free papers have been prized by European nobility for centuries. BKS is excited to be making this line of illuminations available now or sale and new offerings will be made available by and by.

Adorning these prints with the splendor of hand-applied 24K gold or pure palladium leaf & often refining the gilt work with the colored pencils used in the originals, BKS fashions each illumination to be completely unique.

Reflected in the designs is the tranquility of the Great Lakes, celebrated time lived abroad in Israel, Japan & China, the inspired artistry of late North American Bahá’í Temple architect, Louis Bourgeois, & the moss covered woods of the Pacific Northwest where BKS is from & received a BA in industrial design with honors from the Art Institute of Portland.

BKS is an active member of the Society of Gilders with works featured in the permanent collection at Museum of the Gilding Arts & in private collections world wide. BKS’s elegant borders & graphic designs have been commissioned by art collectors, designers, publishers, event planners, private businesses & houses of worship.