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

Just the Two of Us

Sescape painting by Daniel Ambrose. Available at Cheryl Newby Gallery

Oil on Linen, 24 x 30 in.

Inquire: Cheryl Newby 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

Mornings With You – Egg Tempera – Cheryl Newby Gallery – SOLD

egg tempera painting of snowy egret on a brach in the water

May Twilight- Egg Tempera – Hughes Gallery – SOLD

From the Journal

Inspiring stories behind the paintings, life as an artist…

Upcoming Changes to Email Delivery

Upcoming Changes to Email Delivery

  Greetings! Google made changes to my blog posts that are emailed and I wanted to update you. When I publish a new blog post on my website, they go out automatically to subscribers via email through Mailchimp or Google’s Feedburner service. Beginning July 1, Google...

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Cheryl Newby Gallery Pop Up Show

Cheryl Newby Gallery Pop Up Show

  Cheryl Newby Gallery was so excited about the 6 new new egg tempera paintings I recently sent them they are hosting a pop up show. Shown here are two of my paintings in the exhibit, Bath Time and Morning Bath. These were such fun to paint! It is a scene I've...

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A Flicker of Time  – Dancing Fireflies

A Flicker of Time – Dancing Fireflies

  "Even if time is just a flicker of light" - Neil Finn A Flicker of Time is a large oil painting, 36 x 48 inches available at Hughes Gallery. Many of my paintings begin life as words and memories. Word pictures alight from passages in books, overheard conversations...

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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.