The Art of Daniel Ambrose

Hauntingly Beautiful Coastal & Landscape Paintings

My intention is clear. To bring beauty and serenity into your life through my art.

 Ambrose is Represented in these Fine Art Galleries

“Find what you love, and make it yours”




South Carolina

Egg tempera painting of sunflowers and meadowlark birds by Daniel Ambrose


North Carolina

egg tempera painting of a cove at sunset in Port Clyde, Maine


Rhode Island

Recently Sold

About Daniel

Kinship . Egg tempera painting available at Lily Pad Gallery


Egg Tempera, 12 x 9 in.  Lily Pad Gallery. SOLD

The extraordinary, luminous paintings of Daniel Ambrose reside in exceptional art collections worldwide. He is know for his hauntingly beautiful paintings in both oil and egg tempera. Ambrose is a master of painting in the historic medium of egg tempera, perfected in the High Renaissance centuries ago.  To create his timeless egg tempera paintings, Ambrose makes his own paint from a 15th century Italian recipe, using egg yolks.

“Daniel paints with such a tender and open heart and I always love hosting an exhibit for him.” – Barbara Hughes

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From the Journal

Inspiring stories behind the paintings, life as an artist…

Where I Find Inspiration for my Paintings

Where I Find Inspiration for my Paintings

  To escape my town's construction and traffic congestion, I go to the beach and study birds anew, seeking inspiration as for this egg tempera painting, Kinship. I paint birds differently now. In my imagination, I feel the weightlessness of their warm bodies, their...

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Wisps of Spring

Wisps of Spring

  I just shipped this new egg tempera painting, Wisps of Spring, to Lily Pad Gallery. It represents a further exploration into shimmering color and light like in this painting, Shimmer and Shine. An attempt to create movement in stillness. I ponder this paradox of...

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The End or the Beginning Arising?

The End or the Beginning Arising?

  After we loaded the final painting, Arising, into the SUV, I wiped my brow and looked around. It was hot for early June on the island. Above the porch hung the familiar red sign with white lettering: Hughes Gallery. It would soon come down. After 22 years in Boca...

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The Art of Egg Tempera Painting

Exhibition • Enrichment • Enlightenment

What is Egg Tempera Painting?

I taught myself the technique of painting in egg tempera about 30 years ago from a recipe written in the 15th century by the Italian artist Cennino Cennini. While rummaging around an antiquated bookstore, I discovered a 1933 edition of The Craftsman’s Handbook.

How to Prepare Egg Tempera Panels

The humble egg has proven itself to be an enduring painting medium throughout art history. Egg was used as a paint binder by the ancient Egyptians and Greeks thousands of years ago. During the European Renaissance, the art of egg tempera painting flourished before gradually declining as oil found it’s way into painters studios.

Why Egg?

The earliest recorded history of using egg to make paint is beleived to be in the creation of  the Fayum mummy portraits in 80 A.D.