The Art of Daniel Ambrose

Hauntingly Beautiful Coastal & Landscape Paintings

 Ambrose is Represented in these Fine Art Galleries

“Find what you love, and make it yours”

Oil painting of White pelicans in Boca Grande, Fl




South Carolina

Egg tempera painting of sunflowers and meadowlark birds by Daniel Ambrose


North Carolina

painting of great egret in water


Rhode Island

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About Daniel

All is Calm

Oil, 30 x 40 in. 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 and powdered pigments. Daniel’s soulful paintings emanate an understated, ethereal beauty seldom found in contemporary art.

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

From the Journal

Inspiring stories behind the paintings, life as an artist…

American Tonalist Society: Shades of Gray II, My Bio

American Tonalist Society: Shades of Gray II, My Bio

  The American Tonalist Society is having our 2nd Biennial show at the Salmagundi Club in New York City this April. Each artist has a profile page in the exhibition catalog. It's weird writing in the third person and how do you summarize a lifelong career? I don't...

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Something About That Day

Something About That Day

  The wind has subsided, and the sky is clearing over a calmed sea. Birds are returning to feeders and grasslands after tropical storm Nicole tore through Florida, weeks after Hurricane Ian. I filed away my impressions of the storms in my visual memory bank. Ideas to...

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  This egg tempera painting Firewheel, is titled after a summer blooming flower that grows in the beach dunes. It's also known as Indian Blanket. It attracts butterflies and is salt and drought tolerant and great for a garden. You can see it in the bottom right corner...

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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.