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.

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