Contact & About

 1-847-609-3507   hello@colorandgold.com   Located in the Chicago North Shore

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

She is excited to be making her line of illuminations available for sale. New offerings will be made available by and by.

Her gilded colored pencil illuminations are a featured part of the Museum of Gilding Arts permanent collection and in private collections around the world. Her fine borders and graphic designs have been featured in magazines, illustrated books and local and international event programs. 

Inspiration for her work comes from clients, global traditions, nature, time lived abroad in China, Japan and Israel, the Pacific Northwest where she grew up and the Chicago North Shore where she currently lives

Bridgette received a BA in industrial design with honors from the Art Institute of Portland in Portland, Oregon and furthered her skills in welding, woodworking, museum studies, environmental materials and global architecture at the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho. She is also an active member of the Society of Gilders.