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The Art & Writings of Daniel Ambrose

May Twilight Selected for Copley Society National Show

May Twilight Selected for Copley Society National Show

  I am pleased to announce that my egg tempera painting May Twilight was selected for the Copley Society National Show: Connected Land & Sea! I wrote a little about my inspiration for May Twilight in this post. The Copley Society of Art is the oldest non-profit...

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The Light Keepers – Memory and Imagination

The Light Keepers – Memory and Imagination

  They came down from the sky to alight on the shore, and left their hieroglyphic tracks pressed in the sand. I followed them to the sea. They gathered in the shoal where decades ago my children played as toddlers. The surf receded, the clouds parted, and the sun...

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The Nearness of Angels

The Nearness of Angels

  The studio, almost midnight, my young cat leaps on the windowsill and yowls at the full moon.Ocean breeze wafts the linen curtains. A distant train sounds its horn as it rattles over the bridge near my old river home. It thunders over the remnants of the road built...

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Ten For a Bird, Not to Be Missed

Ten For a Bird, Not to Be Missed

  Twenty-Two years ago today was the last day I saw my father alive. Soon after, in the early hours after midnight, he succumbed to a yearlong battle with cancer. He was 63. The age I am now. Today I walked the beach through the sea mist in communion with his spirit....

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Signature Member of American Society of Marine Artists

Signature Member of American Society of Marine Artists

  I am pleased to announce that I have been elected a Signature Member of the American Society of Marine Artists. My egg tempera painting, Nine for a Kiss, was one of 12 paintings the Board members and Fellowship reviewed for my application. Founded over 40 years ago,...

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The Memory of Birdsong

The Memory of Birdsong

  A childhood roaming waterways where tall grasses grew inspired Birdsong. Red-wing blackbirds trilling in the springtime. Showy males, swaying high atop bending reeds, flashing their scarlet badges. I created this painting for my show at Hughes Gallery, opening...

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Family Renew Community Fundraiser

Family Renew Community Fundraiser

This pandemic has been particularly hard on families with children, living on the margins of society. Family Renew Community is a local organization that has provided shelter and support to hundreds of families with children. They give families a hand up - not a hand...

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Softly, You Whisper

Softly, You Whisper

  I was sitting on the steps in the April sun, following the breeze through a field of yellow, pink and white wildflowers. Or was I dreaming of a faraway sea? Wherever I am, softly, you whisper. Inspiration is divine. A gift to cherish and not squander. It...

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Artist Story Tellers

Artist Story Tellers

  During this pandemic, I’ve been riffling through my 30 year collection of sketchbooks for bird inspiration and found stories and spoonbills. This Roseate Spoonbill egg tempera painting is a pair I observed and sketched in a quiet southern estuary decades ago....

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