Fred Gambino saw an exhibition of Chris Foss' work while he was at art school, 1977, and this convinced him to pursue a career in SF illustration. An early introduction to David Larkin, art director at Pan Books, resulted in his first commission, and soon he was getting freelance assignments from Sphere Books and other publishers. A contract in 1984 with Orbit Books led to jobs producing cover art for historical, romance, crime and children’s books – although SF remains his favorite genre. Fred started with oils after college, then switched to acrylic in the early 1980s, using traditional airbrush techniques. When it became physically impossible to do more work in the hours available he decided that computers were the answer. He took to the new media like a duck to water, becoming an artist at the forefront of the first generation to exploit computer techniques. Now most of his illustrative work is produced solely on computer and for the past few years he's worked mainly on films and computer games. Some of his best early work was featured in two anthologies: Space Patrol: the Official Guide to the Galactic Security Force (Crescent, 1980) and Star Quest: An Incredible Voyage into the Unknown (Intercontinental Book Productions, 1978). His solo artbook "Ground Zero," was published by Paper Tiger. I am pleased to offer what remains of Fred's painted illustrations, get them while they last!

 
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Fred Gambino: Odd Warlock Out
Fred Gambino: Odd Warlock Out
Original cover art for a British omnibus edition of books 7-9 of the Warlock series by Christopher Stasheff, 1989. Acrylic on illustration board, c. 18” x 24” signed
$786.25
Fred Gambino: Glory Season
Fred Gambino: Glory Season
Original cover art for the SF novel by David Brin, published by Orbit, 1993. Acrylic on illustration board, c 17” x 25” signed
$1,275.00
Fred Gambino: The Gates of Eden
Fred Gambino: The Gates of Eden
Original cover art for the SF novel by Brian M. Stableford, published by NEL, 1990. Acrylic on illustration board, 19” x 24” signed
$1,147.50
Fred Gambino: The Earthstone
Fred Gambino: The Earthstone
Original cover art for Book 3 in Diana Paxson's "Chronicles of Westria" series published by NEL, 1990. Acrylic on illustration board, 19” x 26” signed
$1,062.50
Fred Gambino: ICE
Fred Gambino: ICE
Original cover art for the true adventure novel by Tristan Jones published early 80s. Oil on masonite, 23” x 15.5” signed
$765.00
Fred Gambino: Taltos the Assassin
Fred Gambino: Taltos the Assassin
Original cover art for one in a series by Steven Brust, published by Pan, 1990. Acrylic on illustration board, 20” x 13” signed
$786.25
Fred Gambino: The Centauri Device
Fred Gambino: The Centauri Device
Full Color original cover illustration for the SF novel by M. John Harrison, Orion (UK) 1986. In acrylic on IB, 16" x 20" signed
$1,062.50
Fred Gambino: Twistor
Fred Gambino: Twistor
Full Color original cover illustration for the novel by John Cramer, for NEL 1991. In acrylic on IB, 18" x 23" + signed
$807.50
Fred Gambino: Ondeeds de Loutere
Fred Gambino: Ondeeds de Loutere
Full Color original cover illustration for the fun YA/teens novel by Fred D'ignazio Methuen, 1987. In acrylic on IB, 18" x 12" signed
$807.50
Fred Gambino:  The Rapture Effect
Fred Gambino:  The Rapture Effect
Full Color original cover illustration for the novel by Jeffrey A. Carver for Orbit, 1987. In acrylic on IB, 18" x 12" signed
$807.50