Robert Chamberlain — watercolor — originals and fine art prints
Robert Chamberlain was born in 1930 in the logging town of Tenino, Washington. He was raised and attended school there, graduating high school in 1947. After a very short career as a logger, he began an apprenticeship as a sign painter until he entered the army in 1951.
Upon his discharge in 1953 he worked a short time as a sign painter, and then enrolled in an advertising art course at the Edison Technical School in Seattle, under the instruction of Paul Immel. Subsequently, he worked as a designer with a packaging company, and later as Assistant Art Director for a downtown Seattle advertising agency. In 1960 he began operating his own art studio in Olympia, Washington, doing graphic arts and painting watercolors in his distinctive Northwest style featuring historical, logging and maritime themes.
His watercolors have been exhibited at the Frye Art Museum and The Seattle Center. He has been featured in one-man shows at The State Historical Museum in Tacoma and Olympia, Whitman College and Oregon State College, and at the Desert Gallery in Yuma, Arizona.
He and his wife Margaret have raised three children and reside at Kamilche Point in Mason County near Shelton. The home they built there includes a 500 square foot art studio called Wildcat Cove Gallery.
In addition to painting he teaches art both at his studio and at Senior Centers.