The Company & Paint

The Company:

Gapka was founded in 2005 by Pablo Gisholt, with the help of his brother Alfredo (a painter) and his Uncle (a pigment chemist). Together they worked to develop a line of handcrafted oil paints that reflected a dedication to the highest quality standards. 

For almost 10 years Gapka manufactured oil paints for artists from all over the world, developing and producing over 70 beautiful colors.

Original Gapka Color Chart

Original Gapka Color Chart 

In 2016 Pablo met his partner, Rita and we decided that it was time to bring Gapka back. In March 2020 we started small by launching our fluorescent neon line. We are slowly starting to offer all our beloved colors and hopefully a few new ones too.

We still make each batch by hand in our small factory in Mexico. We hope you love using our paints as much as we love making them. 

- Pablo and Rita 

About the Paint:

Gapka Oil Paint is a line of handcrafted oil paints made using only the finest pigments ground in natural oils, without adding any fillers. Our artisan made paints are meticulously crafted in small batches to ensure quality and consistency. 

We specialize in hard to find pigments that produce unique colors and effects for the modern artist. 

Each of our colors has its own physical and chemical properties that we do not alter. The formula and grinding of each color respects and responds to these characteristics in order to guarantee their natural consistency, purity, luminosity, and brightness.

Our mission is to serve the artist with personal attention and affordable prices. Please feel free to contact us with any questions at you may also reach us by phone at (484) 809-9066.

Picture of Pablo at the mill making titanium white

 Pablo making titanium white in 2006