The Art of Daniel Ambrose

Hauntingly Beautiful Paintings & Inspiring Words

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Evening Magic

A haunting blue evokes my muse... an elusive blue that moans in memories halls, summoning images from the liminal regions of my imagination, sparkling like fireflies over a southern marsh. To begin an egg tempera painting like Evening Magic, I need to tap into...

Live by the Sea, Love by the Moon

  Ideas for paintings come as an image or word. Fourteen years ago, I walked the beach in the moonlight when these words suddenly came into my head, live by the sea, love by the moon. Maybe once I heard them spoken or read them somewhere. I don't know. But knew...

One for Sorrow, Eight for a Wish

  One for Sorrow continues the series of ten egg tempera paintings I began several years ago after the death of my Grandma Dewey. Inspired by an old English nursery rhyme, I painted them not in numerical but inspirational sequence. Each one coming when a sudden image...

Nine for a Kiss

  Sunday morning sun is rejuvenating after the cold rains. Palm leaves rustle overhead and the sea breeze brings a scent of flowers—brings luminous memories of faraway faces and places. I open the house to the balmy air—to purify—dispel the sleepless ghosts of...

Puppy, My Sweet Cat

  Puppy came as the best things do, by fortune or divine guidance. His rescuer was her then husband. Her father went to the Humane Society with him and described seeing the cat for the first time. He had just arrived. His hair matted and caked with mud. Full...


Island Pearl

Oil on Linen

30 x 40 in.

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Boca Grande, Florida

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