About Daniel Ambrose
Daniel Ambrose was born in a small coastal town in Florida and raised in a house his father built on a rural dirt road. In a time before air conditioning, internet and cell phones, Ambrose read outdoor adventure stories and roamed the seashore and exotic, wild backwoods of Florida. Those daily childhood excursions fueled his imagination, igniting a lifelong passion to express the miraculous beauty of nature in his sensitive artworks. Without formal art training, Ambrose’s creative evolution to the masterful artist he is today emerged from a pure desire to share his wonderment of the natural world.
Ambrose paints in the ancient medium of egg tempera. Discovering a book in a vintage bookstore, written in the 15th-century by an Italian painter, he taught himself the Renaissance technique of the Old Masters. For two years, working in solitude in an old pinewood studio on the banks of a southern river, he developed his own unique style now valued by fine art collectors worldwide.
Egg tempera requires a slow, meditative process. Ambrose makes his own paint from natural earth pigments and egg yolks. His technique is to weave hundreds of paint layers into a rich tapestry of luminous colors that shimmer with light and atmosphere.
Throughout his career, Ambrose has won acclaim for his work which resides in art collections worldwide. His art journey’s have taken him far from his childhood on a dusty back road in Florida. Throughout his life, Ambrose’s early love for the outdoors has remained, and like any true love, has only grown deeper with the passing of time. When not in his studio, Ambrose still wanders coastal shores, drawing in his sketchbook and painting, seeking inspiration for his next hauntingly beautiful paintings.