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 paintings. Without 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 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 yolk. 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. His art journeys have taken him far from his childhood on that 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.

“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.