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 adventure stories and roamed the seashore and exotic, wild backwoods of Florida. Those daily childhood excursions nourished his imagination, igniting a lifelong passion to express the  miraculous beauty of nature in his paintings. Absent formal art training, Ambrose’s 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 by a 15th-century 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 the Tomoka River, he developed his unique style, valued by fine art collectors worldwide.

Egg tempera requires a slow, meditative process. Ambrose makes his own paint from natural earth pigments and egg yolk. His technique incorporates weaving hundreds of translucent layers of paint into a rich tapestry of subtle hues, imparting to his serene paintings an inspiring ethereal luminosity seldom attained by contemporary artists.

Throughout his career, Ambrose has won acclaim for his work, and his art journeys have taken him far from his childhood on that dusty back road in Florida. Throughout his life, Ambrose’s early passion for the outdoors has remained, and like any genuine 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 painting.

“Daniel Ambrose’s Moon Dreams recalls the American Luminist painters of the mid 19th century, who attempted to capture dramatic or mysterious lighting effects for awe-inspiring impact.” – James J. Murphy / Plein Air to Post Modern, Curator.