If you’ve been watching, you’ve seen that this 20th year of Portland Open Studios has brought many changes and new ways to appreciate art here in Portland. One of the most exciting for us is to designate an art destination at Gamblin Colors.
Gamblin is a world-class oil paint supply company home-grown in Portland, run for and by artists. True to its Portland roots, Gamblin paints and solvents are known as kinder, gentler, less toxic versions of traditional oil paints. Owner Robert Gamblin and his wife, Catherine Kumlin, are both painters with a shared studio in the Gamblin warehouse, located in the Sellwood neighborhood.
Visiting the Gamblin warehouse is amazing in itself– but as an art destination, visitors will also get to experience the Gamblins in their shared studio, and will see works and watch monotype demos from other employees. The lineup:
Dave Bernard will be exhibiting his landscape paintings inspired by his travel throughout the American West.
Robert Gamblin draws from his 40 years of making color to creating insightful, mystical landscape paintings.
Catherine Kumlin will be displaying her ongoing series of expressive self-portraits.
Scott Gellatly will be exhibiting recent, color-filled plein air and studio paintings.
Mary Weisenburger will feature her interest in geometric abstraction through oil paintings and monotypes.
Meet the crew and see how this green paint maker operates. You’ll be glad you did.
Where: Gamblin Colors, 2734 SE Raymond St, Portland, Oregon 97202. (Community 2)