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GOLDEN Launches Paint Stories, Podcast Hosted by Company Co-Founder & CEO, Mark Golden

Golden Artist Colors has launched a new podcast. Paint Stories, a podcast about what has made the journey of the company so special, focuses on the stories of hundreds of amazing artists who have invited Mark and his family into their lives, to share their love of materials and the art world alike.

The first episode of Season 1 features Mark Golden sharing the early history of his Great Uncle Leonard Bocour and his father Sam Golden as they began Bocour Artist Colors in New York City. Future episodes feature interviews with artists, family members and friends reminiscing about gatherings and life events that brought them so close together, shaping their relationships for a lifetime.

“The idea for the podcast Paint Stories came about as we were gearing up to celebrate our 40th year of Golden Artist Colors,” shared GOLDEN CEO, Mark Golden. “I had begun to gather information in various forms, most recently for a lecture at the Midland Center for the Arts in Midland, Michigan. As we moved into March and realized that much of our plans would have to be scrapped and with some unexpected time on my hands, I decided that since everyone was home bound right now, what a wonderful opportunity to connect with many of the folks that helped create the success of Golden Artist Colors! I was also able to put the earlier history of my Dad and Great Uncle Leonard Bocour into some greater context and with stories from my brother Tom, who actually worked at the shop in Manhattan, and later, joined us at Golden Artist Colors. I couldn’t be more delighted with the response from the artists that were willing to share their stories and connections to both Bocour and Golden Artist Colors. It has brought back so many wonderful memories.”

Take a listen and tell us what Paint Story you’d like to hear next at Please also encourage your customers and friends to subscribe to Paint Stories—their feedback is valuable as well! 

Check Out the Facebook Live Calendar

GOLDEN continues streaming on Facebook Live, featuring our Working Artists and Materials & Application Specialists sharing best practices, techniques, and tips to engage artists. This month’s calendar includes Virtual Demo Events every Friday supporting products featured in our Studio Essentials Back to School promotion!

Check out both of our popular event formats this month:

  • Ask Me Anything events are hosted by GOLDEN Materials & Application Specialists who go deep discussing art materials and providing real-time responses to questions and comments from the audience. This format is great for artists at all levels, as well as retail staff looking to learn more about GOLDEN products.
  • Live Virtual Demos with GOLDEN Certified Working Artists feature techniques to create different effects using GOLDEN products, and live Q&A.

Customers can access these events by following the Golden Facebook page. Followers may opt to receive notifications on upcoming events. To join the events, visit our Facebook pages and look for event posts at the time of the event. Please help us share these events with artists through your email lists and social media channels. Contact Stacy Rosende for help sharing these events. To learn more about Golden Artist Colors, its three brands (GOLDEN Acrylics, Williamsburg Oils and QoR Watercolor) and comprehensive product offerings, please visit

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