The Art of Daniel Ambrose

Hauntingly Beautiful Paintings

“Find what you love, and make it yours”

Available Paintings




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

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

Sunrise Soliloquy

Egg tempera on panel, 20 x 24 in.
Inquire: Lily Pad 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

Her Grace – Egg Tempera – Lily Pad Gallery – SOLD

Egg tempera painting of two egrets in water by Daniel Ambrose

Shimmer- Egg Tempera – Cheryl Newby Gallery – SOLD

From the Journal

Inspiring stories behind the paintings, life as an artist…

Maine Paintings For Sale

Maine Paintings For Sale

  It’s been foggy and overcast most of the week here in Maine as we wrap up two weeks with my dear friend Mary Erickson’s Nanatuck Group. Tomorrow we’ll stay with Helga at Eight Bells before heading back to Florida and tropical storms. I've posted some of my Maine...

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Mid-Coast Maine during the Pandemic

Mid-Coast Maine during the Pandemic

  A silent bird glides out of the fog that lays a gray, moist blanket over the land and obscures the cove as I write this in a house full of sleeping people. Unseen gulls cry, catbirds mew, and the coffee percolates as I process my thoughts from the past 12 days in...

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Maine and Memories and a Legacy

Maine and Memories and a Legacy

  Muted classical music floats through the studio. The morning sun polishes my coffee cup. My cat, Remey, languidly stretches on the floor at my feet. A good time to reflect as I prepare for a trip to Maine. When I was a child, I spent some nights at my grandma...

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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.