Robert Gamblin

Artist Bio

Color my world.

I paint the landscape and color is my primary focus. 

Color is more important than form, more important than line, and is best at expressing mood and emotion.

I have a working man’s knowledge of color; 35 years producing color on a 3-roll-mill. At Gamblin’s Artist Oil Colors, we craft materials that are true to historic working properties, yet safer and more permanent. We are the first color house to build and organize a palette entirely around the needs of today's painters, taking oil painting and printmaking into the future.

To make color is to know it. I learned the unique vibration of each color reflected in its mass-tone, transparency, and tint.  Packaged oil colors are tubes of emotions waiting to be vehicles of expression. This is how I put them to work.

My technical understanding of color guides me in the early stages of each painting as I determine contrasts. Which passages will be light or dark in value? Which will be warm or cool in color? Contrast in color is how I tell the story. This becomes the under-painting, the structure in my work.

Intuition also has a role in my process. This is how the work moves forward.  With each passing of the painting on the easel, I tune the colors to one another, and the communication becomes clearer and stronger. It is like searching for cords on a piano until it is intuitively true.

Currently on exhibition at Brian Marki Fine Art Portland, my landscapes are stories in light and atmosphere, symbolically expressed in oil colors. I invite you to come explore this colorful world.

- Robert Gamblin

*** Robert Gamblin can be found at both Palm Springs and Portland Galleries **

Palm Springs Location 

Brian Marki Fine Art & Framing is located at 170 East Arenas Road, between South Indian Canyon Drive and South Palm Canyon Drive. 

Phone: 760-327-5777 

Hours 11 am to 5 pm Monday through Saturday, closed Sunday. Available by appointment on request.

We are happy to meet with you by appointment any time.

Portland Location 

Please stop in to see us at 2236 NE Broadway, between NE 22nd and 24th Avenues. 

Phone: 503-249-5659

Hours 10 am to 5 pm Monday through Saturday, closed Sunday. Available by appointment on request. 

We are happy to meet with you by appointment any time.

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