The Art of Daniel Ambrose

Hauntingly Beautiful Coastal & Landscape Paintings

 Ambrose is Represented in these Fine Art Galleries

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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

Sleeping birds, egg tempera painting by Daniel Ambrose

Sleeping Birds

Egg Tempera, 20 x 24 in.  Hughes 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…

Everything is You

Everything is You

This oil painting, Everything is You, was the first major painting to sell during my show at Hughes Gallery in January. It was a struggle to paint and came to me like a dream ebbing and flowing out of my consciousness. You know, the kind of dream that comes upon...

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Golden Moments of Gratitude

Golden Moments of Gratitude

  That first kiss. The birth of a butterfly. Hearty laughter with friends Witnessing my twin's first breath. Family bonds. The intimacy of a Beloved. Pelicans gliding over breaking surf in the morning sun. The touch of delicate snowflakes falling on my tongue in...

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Sleeping Birds – Centers of Calm

Sleeping Birds – Centers of Calm

  A soft April evening breeze rustles the palms outside my window and stirs a candle flickering beside me. It burns in solidarity and remembrance for those in Ukraine, and for loved ones long gone. A distant train horn blows low and long. I trace its song back through...

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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.