The Art of Daniel AmbroseHauntingly Beautiful Paintings of Sea and Shore
Sitting in a cafe, cup of black coffee in hand, hardcover sketchbook open on a thick wood table, I wait out a tropical storm. Reviewing recent drawings of the local beach, and making notes from a book I’m currently reading by Thich Nhat Hanh, The Art of Mindful Living.
Lightning and wind have been lashing the area all morning. Churning up white waves on a typically placid sea. Through the cafe’s blurry windows, gray and . . .
The sun is gleaming on the the water. Far out on the horizon, a rolling thunderstorm grumbles over the Gulf. Closer to shore, cumulus clouds drift in a silent, lazy train.
I am surrounded by textures, immersed in patterns, forms repeat in various incarnations. Floating, curving and ever shifting forms. The moist air of clouds. . .
Welcome“In a world full of stress and endless distractions, my paintings and writings celebrate serene light and love. Finding space for peace in our lives. Read my journal for inspiring stories. Explore the painting galleries and discover beautiful art to enrich your life. Find what you love, and make it yours.” Daniel
T he paintings of Daniel Ambrose are renowned for their extraordinary luminosity and remarkable power to evoke a spiritual sense of place. Highly proficient in painting in oil and watercolor, Ambrose is also master of painting in the historic medium of egg tempera, perfected by the Old Masters centuries ago. To create his timeless egg tempera paintings, Ambrose makes his own paint from a 15th century Italian recipe, using egg yolks and natural earth pigments procured from around the world. His technique incorporates weaving hundreds of translucent layers of paint into a rich tapestry of subtle hues, imparting to his serene paintings an inspiring ethereal luminosity seldom attained by contemporary artists.
Ambrose is a founding member of the American Tonalist Society, and a member of the American Society of Marine Artists. Ambrose’s paintings have been exhibited in numerous solo gallery shows and many fine museums including; Florida Historic Capitol Museum, Jacksonville Museum of Art, Leepna-Ratner Museum, Museum of Florida Art. Corporate and public collections include Volusia County Justice Center, Bank of America, Florida Memorial Hospital, The Public Collections of Eustis and Orlando, Daytona Beach International Airport, and the Permanent Collection of The Museum of Arts and Sciences.
“Ambrose is an extremely talented painter whose work never ceases to delight me. As an art curator I have been privileged to work with him to present exhibitions of his work and to buy examples of his work for museum collections.” — David Swoyer
“Daniel Ambrose is a self taught representational artist who paints the vanishing coastal environments of Florida in the southeastern United States in richly painted egg tempera works of great mood and atmosphere.” – Gary R. Libby, director emeritus, Museum of Arts and Science