American, b. 1957
The landscape paintings of Daniel Ambrose are renowned for their extraordinary luminosity and remarkable power to evoke a spiritual sense of place. Highly proficient in painting in oil and watercolor, Ambrose is also master of painting in the historic medium of egg tempera, perfected by the Old Masters centuries ago. To create his timeless egg tempera paintings, Ambrose makes his own paint from a 15th century Italian recipe, using egg yolks and natural earth pigments procured from around the world. 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.
A Florida native with a professional career spanning over 25 years, Ambrose is a founding member of the American Tonalist Society, he is also a member of the American Society of Marine Artists. Ambrose's paintings have been exhibited in numerous solo gallery shows and many fine museums including; Florida Historic Capitol Museum, Jacksonville Museum of Art, Leepna-Ratner Museum, Museum of Florida Art. Corporate and public collections include S. James Foxman Justice Center, Bank of America, Florida Memorial Hospital, The cities of Eustis and Orlando, Daytona Beach International Airport, and the Permanent Collection of The Museum of Arts and Sciences.Daniel Ambrose is a co-founder of the American Tonalist Society, which held its Inaugural Exhibition, Shades of Gray, at the historic Salmagundi Club in New York City in May 2019. Hailed as an historic event, more than 30 signature members from across the country presented their work, along with an artist's presentation and speaker event.