Golden Artist Colors Partners with Esteemed Watercolor Artist, Ali Cavanaugh, to Launch its New Portrait Colors Set

December 13, 2023

QoR Artist Watercolors Introduces New Colors for a Lush, Luminous Life!

GOLDEN is incredibly excited to share the launch of its brand new QoR Artist Watercolors Portrait Colors Set in partnership with award-winning watercolorist and author, Ali Cavanaugh!  Combining expressionism and realism in a way that inspires and captivates, Cavanaugh’s large-scale watercolors have appeared in museums and galleries around the globe.  Her work has been featured in numerous publications and is in private and corporate collections throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Ali Cavanaugh’s portraits capture more than the delicate features of people, but also the tender, unseen details that transcend understanding. The layering techniques demonstrated in her work breathe life into her subjects and create a deep and luminous aura that captivates viewers.

The six colors included in the set create the ideal palette for achieving effects that distinguish Cavanaugh’s artwork from traditional watercolor portraiture. Two of the colors, Perylene Crimson and Ultramarine Turquoise, were developed specifically for the Ali Cavanaugh Portrait Colors Set. They help create a wide range of dark to light skin tone color mixtures. Also included in the set are Nickel Azo Yellow, Pyrrole Orange, Sap Green, and Payne’s Gray.

“I have been a committed QoR Watercolor user since 2014, so to have the opportunity to launch this set in partnership with GOLDEN is truly incredible,” said Cavanaugh. “Painting portraits allows me to express my subjects in their most introverted, pure state. My portraiture, figurative realism, is aimed at sharing the mystery of life; my subject’s existence.  It’s this intangible thing that makes you want to know more.  It sparks your curiosity.”

The Ali Cavanaugh Portrait Colors Set is a versatile palette of six - 5 ml colors priced at $54.99 (MSRP) and is shipping now, so be sure to ask your local retailer for them!  To view the Ali Cavanaugh Portrait Colors set and additional content, go here.  To learn more about Golden Artist Colors and its comprehensive fine arts materials product offering, visit

About Ali Cavanaugh

Ali Cavanaugh (American, b. 1973) is an internationally collected fine artist. She studied painting at Kendall College of Art and Design and the New York Studio Residency Program in New York City, earning a BFA from Kendall College of Art and Design in 1995. At the age of 22, she co-founded an atelier -The New School Academy of Fine Art- in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She relocated to Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2001. It was during her six years in Santa Fe that she developed her modern fresco process on kaolin clay. Her paintings have been the subject of numerous national and international solo and group exhibitions. Cavanaugh's paintings have been featured on book covers, countless internet features such as the Huffington Post, Fine Art Connoisseur, Artsy and in numerous print publications including The New York Times Magazine, American Art Collector, American Artist Watercolor. She has painted portraits for TIME magazine and The New York Times. Her work is featured in more than 400 private and corporate collections throughout the North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. She currently lives in Ste.Genevieve, Missouri with her husband and their four children. You can learn more about Ali and her artwork by visiting

Golden Artist Colors Partners with Esteemed Watercolor Artist,  Ali Cavanaugh, to Launch its New Portrait Colors Set