Visit to the Gamblin Paint Factory

This past weekend, I had the privilege of visiting the Gamblin Paint Factory in Portland, OR. As a user of Gamblin oil paint for over 10 years, this was a dream come true.

Nine months ago, I received an email from Pete Cole, the President of the company, notifying me that I had won the “golden ticket”, completely Willy Wonka style. This prize included round-trip airfare to Portland, hotel accommodations, bicycle tour of the city, opportunity to meet Robert Gamblin (founder and master paint maker), tour the paint factory while the color of my choice was being made and receive $500 in Gamblin materials. HOLY MOLY!

Below are some photographs from my trip, which was absolutely amazing and inspiring. I have been a long-time fan of Robert Gamblin and his paint, and this trip further confirmed why they are so awesome. Gamblin paints are created with the highest quality materials and are hand-made by a small, loving staff (only 20 people make all that paint!!!).

It was such a wonderful experience to get to know all the people behind the paint and the brand. Robert Gamblin is a color and paint master. It was an honor to meet him and learn more about how the materials I use every day are created.

Karen Ann Myers