The Art of Daniel Ambrose

Hauntingly Beautiful Paintings -Inspirational Writings

Morning Whispers

“I like it quiet in the mornings.” This, I am certain I heard her whisper…

“Find what you love, and make it yours”

New Painting: Abandoned Beauty, egg tempera on panel. Available at Crossnore Gallery

Egg tempera painting of Carolina Wren perched in broken window of abandoned schoolhouse

Abandoned Beauty, Egg tempera painting

The paintings of Daniel Ambrose are renowned for their extraordinary luminosity and emanate an ethereal soulfulness seldom attained by contemporary artists. Highly proficient in painting in oil and watercolor, Ambrose is also master of painting in the historic medium of egg tempera, perfected by the Renaissance artists 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.
A Florida native with a professional career spanning over 25 years, Ambrose is a founding member of the American Tonalist Society. Ambrose’s paintings are exhibited in numerous solo gallery shows and museums, and included in many important art collections worldwide.

Recently Acquired Paintings

A selection of  paintings recently sold  in art galleries.

Oil painting of Royal Tern by Daniel Ambrose Cheryl Newby Gallery. SOLD

Sparrows-Sea-OatsIVww-Egg Tempera painting by Daniel Ambrose

Cheryl Newby Gallery. SOLD

Snowy egret, egg tempera painting by Daniel Ambrose

Spring Morning. Sold at Cheryl Newby Gallery

Eight For A Wish, egg tempera, 24 x 36 in. Hughes Gallery SOLD.

From the Journal

Inspiring stories behind the paintings, life as an artist…

The Beckoning

The Beckoning

Forty years, three months and twenty-one days ago, I sobered up. I got off the dead-end road I was headed down, and took the beckoning one — as the poet Robert Frost penned, the one less traveled. As 2019 comes to a close, I look back in wonder on it and the preceding...



  Shelter, egg tempera painting. Private collection. A distant train horn penetrates the shelter of predawn silence. A nocturnal bird chirps, chasing the receding echo of the train. Familiar companions passing in the night. Bird and train. Their voices whisk me back...

Family Renew Fundraiser

Family Renew Fundraiser

  ARTISTS WITH HEARTS OF GOLD My friend and local Ormond Beach artist, Karlene McConnell is coordinating a fundraising event for Family Renew Community. A worthwhile cause that helps families get back on their feet and equip them with skills and resources to stay...