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

Hughes Gallery


Floyd Fine Arts

South Carolina

Egg tempera painting of sunflowers and meadowlark birds by Daniel Ambrose

Crossnore Gallery

North Carolina

painting of great egret in water

Lily Pad Gallery

Rhode Island

painting of great egret in water

Palm Avenue Art


American Society of Marine Artists

Sea Light was selected by the American Society of Marine Artists for the 19th National Exhibition. The show opens at the Albany Institute of History & Art in Albany, NY, then travels to Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona, MN.

Albany Institute of History and Art September 8, 2023 – December 31, 2023.
Minnesota Marine Art Museum – January 19, 2024 – May 12, 2024.

The American Society of Marine Artists is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of marine art and maritime history, with a focus on education and the exchange of ideas among artists, collectors, educators, historians and students. Since its founding in 1978, the ASMA has presented its prestigious national exhibition biennially.

Sea Light
Egg tempera on panel, 14 x 18 in.

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Egg Tempera. 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…

Three of a Kind – Roseate Spoonbills

Three of a Kind – Roseate Spoonbills

  Three Roseate Spoonbills painted in egg tempera. Egg tempera dates back more than two thousand years. I grind the pigments and mix them with egg and water to make paint that will last for centuries. My self-taught painting technique involves a long layering,...

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What Have We Forgotten?

What Have We Forgotten?

  Sipping coffee on the patio, enjoying the solace of the morning sun, scrolling through the tiny screen in my hand. Email, Instagram, Facebook, texting, a word game I am playing with my sister, all compete for my attention. The addictive altar of the 21st century. A...

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A Note of Appreciation

A Note of Appreciation

  I hope this post finds you well and in good spirits. This missive is part of a letter I'm sending to friends and family instead of a card this holiday season. A note of appreciation, along with bits of what I have been up to this past year. This bird sketch is one...

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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.