The Art of Daniel Ambrose

Hauntingly Beautiful Paintings

“Find what you love, and make it yours”

Available Paintings

HUGHES GALLERY

Florida

CHERYL NEWBY GALLERY

South Carolina

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

CROSSNORE GALLERY

North Carolina

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

LILY PAD GALLERY

Rhode Island

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

Ten for a Bird, Not to Be Missed

Egg Tempera, 24 x 36 in.

Inquire: Hughes Gallery

The extraordinary, luminous paintings of Daniel Ambrose reside in exceptional art collections worldwide. 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 natural earth pigments.

Recently Sold Paintings

Soaring – Oil -Hughes Gallery – SOLD

Summer Rain – Oil- Hughes Gallery – SOLD

From the Journal

Inspiring stories behind the paintings, life as an artist…

The Nearness of Angels

The Nearness of Angels

  The studio, almost midnight, my young cat leaps on the windowsill and yowls at the full moon.Ocean breeze wafts the linen curtains. A distant train sounds its horn as it rattles over the bridge near my old river home. It thunders over the remnants of the road built...

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Ten For a Bird, Not to Be Missed

Ten For a Bird, Not to Be Missed

  Twenty-Two years ago today was the last day I saw my father alive. Soon after, in the early hours after midnight, he succumbed to a yearlong battle with cancer. He was 63. The age I am now. Today I walked the beach through the sea mist in communion with his spirit....

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Signature Member of American Society of Marine Artists

Signature Member of American Society of Marine Artists

  I am pleased to announce that I have been elected a Signature Member of the American Society of Marine Artists. My egg tempera painting, Nine for a Kiss, was one of 12 paintings the Board members and Fellowship reviewed for my application. Founded over 40 years ago,...

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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.