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Gamblin in the News

The Oil Baron
Words by Aaron Mesh, Smith Journal
Photography by Carlie Armstrong

In this beautifully written and intimate article, Robert Gamblin opens up on his process of making paint and the importance of looking ahead while staying true to the past.

Painting the Town Napthol Red
By Rebecca Gross
In this article, Robert Gamblin and product manager Scott Gellatly discuss the science behind Gamblin's oil colors.

Solvent-Free Gel - New Product Introduction
Our Solvent-Free Gel offers painters more possibilities with less compromise.

Gamblin Gamvar. The perfect picture varnish.
We are pleased to introduce our new, ready-to-use Gamvar Picture Varnish...no more mixing it on your own. Now the best varnish ever invented is even easier to use and even more economical to purchase.

Note from Robert Gamblin.
To mark the start of 2013, we thought we'd bring back an old tradition of sending a New Year's letter. The following Note from Robert Gamblin gives an update from our colorhouse and a preview of some things to come.

Work.Place PDX
Gamblin Artists Colors was pleased to have a visit from blogger and photographer Carlie Armstrong of Work.Place PDX. Armstrong is based out of Portland, OR. Her blog features craft manufacturers and the people behind the products. Check out her beautifully photo documented piece on Gamblin.

Professional Artist Magazine
Artists as Inventors: Interview with Robert Gamblin
by Kim Hall
In this interview, Robert Gamblin talks about how he started as a painter as well as a paint-maker.

Kehinde Wiley Interview
GQ Magazine
by Wyatt Mason
Artist Kehinde Wiley talks about his process for creating his larger than life paintings.

Tanner Goods Fieldtrip to Gamblin
Gamblin Artists Colors hosted a field trip to the whole crew over at Tanner Goods. It was a pleasure to show them around our factory. Check out the great article they posted on their visit.

Conservator Restored
By Daniel Grant, Wall Street Journal
Gamblin Artists Colors was proud to be mentioned in the Wall Street Journal by painter and art conservator Mark Leonard. Leonard strongly stands by Gamblin, calling our paints and materials “the most stable materials”.

Van Gogh and Gamblin | Bedroom Secrets Revealled
By Axel Rüger
Gamblin Artists Colors has been proud to support the restoration of one of Van Gogh's most popular paintings: The Bedroom. The painting, recently restored with Gamblin materials, is featured in a show at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.

Art Supplies Going Green
By Daniel Grant, American Artist magazine
Gamblin Artists Colors is committed to offering sustainable materials, helpful tips for practicing safety in the studio, and lowering our carbon footprint whenever possible.

Getting the Balance Right: Five Guidelines for Sustainable Practice
by Carl Alviani and Nels Gabbert
Gamblin Artists was proud to be recognized by the Design Management Institute for its leadership and groundbreaking approach to the idea of sustainability. [ MORE ]

Gamblin Torrit Grey
by Kraig Scattarella, The Oregonian
Robert Gamblin, founder of Portland's Gamblin Artist Colors, firmly believes that waste pigments shouldn't end up in our water or landfills. So each February, they take the cardboard drums of pigment powder trapped by the factory's Torit Donaldson air cleaner and add it to buckets of waste paint to make a special batch of paint called Torrit Grey.

Printeresting Black
Gamblin Artists Colors and Printeresting have collaborated to make a one of a kind, limited edition ink. Their marriage results in Printeresting Black- a rich, dark intaglio black with a blue-ish hue. Check out the full story on Printeresting's website.

The Giving Spree
Gamblin and Model Sasha Pivovarova

T Magazine, The New York Times
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Oregon Art Beat TV Show: Interview with Robert Gamblin
by Oregon Public Broadcasting, KC Cowan
Robert Gamblin and Gamblin Artists Colors Company are profiled in this video segment from Oregon ArtBeat, an Oregon Public Broadcasting television show. Hear the Gamblin story as told by Robert Gamblin and KC Cowan of Oregon ArtBeat... [ MORE ]

Portland's MPF Conservation team's work shines in the Mason Monterey collection at the Oregon Caves
By Bridget A. Otto, The Oregonian
Individuals from Gamblin lent their expertise in pigments, color mixing and mediums to Portland-based MPF Conservation and their work with Mason Monterey Furniture.

The Big Hole River in Paint
by Pete Cole, President, Gamblin Artists Colors Co.
Gamblin Artists Colors Co. was proud to sponsor The Big Hole River in Paint, a unique collaboration in between the some of Montana's finest painters, local ranchers, and the Big Hole River Foundation. The goal: to help preserve one of America's most pristine - and most canvas - ready rivers... [ MORE ]

Chromatic Black
Gamblin's Chromatic Black featured in American Artist magazine! Read more about the new black - Chromatic Black from Gamblin Artists Colors Co. - a livelier, and carbon-free, alternative to traditional blacks. ... [ MORE ]

Painterly Economy
by Meredith E. Lewis, The Artist's Magazine
Artist David Shelvino chooses Gamblin's paints and mediums for his art.

True Colors
by Randy Gregg, The Oregonian Staff
When art stars such as David Hockney and Jim Dine reach for their paints, they grab Portland's Gamblin Oils, some of the best in the world. The best advertisement for the products of Portland paintmaker Robert Gamblin is a photograph tacked high on his office wall... [ MORE ]

Robert Gamblin Interview
Gamblin Artists Colors Co. is dedicated to oil painting. To serve oil painting, we make the finest artists' materials; to serve painters we make technical information available on composition of colors and oil painting techniques. Paintmaker Robert Gamblin tells his story about making artists' oil colors... [ MORE ]

Art Calendar Magazine
Q&A with Gamblin Artists Colors Co. The Importance of Sustainable Practices, Health and Safety in Art... [ MORE ]

Sitting Pretty
Gamblin and Christie Brinkley

By Marshall Heyman with photography by Ditte Isager, InStyle Magazine
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Brushed with Greatness
By Shanna Germain, Portland Tribune
For the past 20 years, Robert Gamblin has spent his days turning liquid fat and crushed rock into something that's turning up on the walls of some of the most prestigious museums in the world: oil paint. In the early 1980s, Gamblin was a struggling oil painter determined to make a living in the art world... [ MORE ]

The Fine Arts Magazine Interview with Robert Gamblin
By James Leonard-Amodeo, Fine Arts Magazine
As many artists know, Robert Gamblin is the owner and CEO of Gamblin Colors, a manufacturer of paints for the retail industry situated in Portland, Oregon. What many might not know is that Robert is also a fine art painter. His forté is landscapes and he travels extensively to capture scenes suitable to his palette... [ MORE ]

Oil Colors Throughout the Centuries
by Laurie S. Hurwitz, American Artist Magazine
Fascinated with historical oil colors, artist and paintmaker Robert Gamblin recently had the opportunity to manufacture these paints and compare them with those available today. "I'm sure the Old Masters would love to be alive today," says Robert Gamblin, a painter, a paint manufacturer, and the owner of Gamblin Artists Colors in Portland, Oregon... [ MORE ]