The Art of Daniel Ambrose

Hauntingly Beautiful Paintings & Illuminating Words

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Summer Remembered – New Painting

After a harrowing four hour drive through thunderstorms and frenzied holiday traffic, I finally delivered my newest painting, Summer Remembered to Hughes Gallery. Summer Remembered is one of a new series of large oil paintings based on a July research trip to...

The Kiss of Life

Last January, my daughter called at twilight wanting to know the name of a bright star. Venus, I replied. The evening star. I was in the process of reworking a painting with Venus in it that I wrote about in Before I Sleep. Our conversation brought to mind an egg...

Finding My Way Home

I lean my back against a sun-warmed rock and feel the heat leak into my bones. Just breathe. Just leave me here, scattered among relics of the sea; purple mussel shells, golden kelp and speckled granite. Slake my thirsty soul with saltwater, and shake my body out...

The Profound Beauty of Silence

Sometimes words are too shadowy to describe the luminous spectrum of life experiences. When words fail, all that remains is the profound beauty of silence. The need to express the ineffable existed in humans long before we invented the written word. We communicated in...

Waiting Out a Storm, Oil Sketch as Evening Falls

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 . . .

NEW PAINTING

 

Summer Remembered

Oil on Linen

30 x 60 in.

Available Hughes Gallery

Boca Grande, Florida

Where to See Daniel’s Art

Cheryl Newby Gallery

To Sleep, To Dream VII

Crossnore Gallery

Companionship

Hughes Gallery

The Quiet Hour

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