Kent Ambler

Kent Ambler

Kent Ambler’s work is largely autobiographical, drawing upon the richness of his home life and natural surroundings. His work is lovingly infused with images of his wife and his dogs, scenes that lingered after being with friends, and surrounding environments – town-scapes, trees, birds. However, regardless of how seemingly subject-focused his work may appear, it is the beauty, tone and overall aesthetic of each piece which seduce the viewer with a sense of balance and comfort.

While Kent did go to art school, he feels it did not affect the work he currently does today. “I was born an artist. College afforded me the opportunity to make work for four years.”

“The visual appearance of each piece is of most importance to me. I work from an aesthetic and intuitive approach rather than a conceptual one…I try not to overthink or over plan my work. I generally do best when my brain is ‘turned off’ so to speak. I am inspired by the simplicity of idea and image addressed by genuine folk artists.”

His woodcuts are a true example of craft, vision and technical skill expressed unaffectedly. Each woodcut brings to life a memory and feeling which then becomes palpable in his prints. Kent says, “I create an image through the age-old technique of woodcut printing. I hand carve a woodblock for each color, mix inks and then print the blocks layer upon layer on archival paper. Each print is unique due to the hand-printing process. I limit the printing of the blocks to twenty or thirty images, at which point I destroy the blocks and reuse the pieces to create woodblock assemblages.”

The December 13, 2018 issue of The Wall Street Journal, included a pictorial profile of Kent’s new studio in an issue devoted to Artists moving to the Upstate of South Carolina…look for it, it’s an inspired space to create.

If you see a framed piece online and would like a print only please contact the gallery: 828-281-2134

Selected Works

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Prowl, 3/20

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 11 1/8 X 24"
$350.- (KA2232)

Enchanted Woodland, 7/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 33 7/8 X 34 1/8" - Framed Size
$1,000.- (KA2601)

Twilight Flight 3/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 10 X 34"
$400.- (KA2586)

White Blossom Perch 1, 1/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 17 3/4 X 22 1/4" - Framed Size
$425.- (KA2598)

Magnolia Meeting, 19/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 23 3/4 x 23 3/4"
$575.- (KA2616)

White Blossom Perch 2, 1/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 10 X 14"
$200.- (KA2581)

Meeting Place, 10/20

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 24 X 24"
$575.- (KA2484)

Water Tower, 5/20

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Ink
size: 19 3/8 X 59 3/8" - Framed Size
$1,400.- (KA2571)

Moon Clearing, 4/12

Signed and Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 39 X 38 3/4"
$1,200.- (KA2158)

Red Winged Landing, 1/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 10 1/2 X 14 1/2"
$200.- (KA2497)

Late Night Chatter, 2/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 32 X 32 1/2"
$1,400.- (KA2521)

Red Wing Singing, 1/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 10 1/2 X 14 1/2"
$200.- (KA2499)

Honey Bees & Hydrangeas, Proof

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 14 3/4 X 14 3/4"
$300.- (KA2624)

Garden, 7/20

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 9 X 13 1/2"
$200.- (KA2540)

Chickadees & Magnolia, 11/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 24 X 24"
$575.- (KA2591)

Little Hoot 1, 12/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 10 X 14 1/8"
$200.- (KA2651)

Moon Gaze, 29/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock print, Soy Inks
size: 24 X 32"
$700.- (KA2204)

Coming Home, 8/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 10 x 14"
$200.- (KA2170)

Feast, 1/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 33 X 33 1/2" Framed Size
$1,200.- (KA2621)

Moon Visit, 15/20

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 23 3/4 X 32
$750.- (KA2660)

Charm Tree, 29/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 24 X 24"
$575.- (KA2510)

Mindful Robin, 6/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 14 X 10"
$200.- (KA2502)

Round of Robins, 2/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 24 X 24"
$575.- (KA2479)

Life in the Woods 1, 10/15

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 32 X 32"
$1,200.- (KA2311)

Robin, 3/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 14 X 10"
$200.- (KA2466)

Fox Patch, Proof

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 24 X 30"
$700.- (KA2609)

Life in the Woods 2, 5/15

Signed and Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 32 X 32"
$1,200.- (KA1943)

Sundown, 17/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 24 X 32 1/4"
$750.- (KA2324)

Days End, 22/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock print, Soy Inks
size: 32 X 52" - Magnificent, by the way!
$1,500.- (KA1734)

Tall Boy, 10/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 16 X 16"
$300.- (KA2150)

Frog Pond 1, 2/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 10 X 14"
$200.- (KA2369)

Frog Pond 2, 3/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 10 X 14"
$200.- (KA2368)

Cicada, 16/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 11 1/8 X 23 3/8"
$300.- (KA2612)

Begin the Journey, 20/20

Signed & Numbered Woodblock print, Soy Inks
size: 24 X 32"
$700.- (KA1755)

Passage, 1/20

Signed & Numbered Woodblock print, Soy Inks
size: 30 X 30"
$1,200.- (KA2051)

The Last Holdout, 18/20

Signed & Numbered Woodblock print, Soy Inks
size: 24 X 32"
$700.- (KA1621)

Sparrow 1, 2/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 10 X 14"
$200.- (KA2039)

Midnight Gathering, 2/20

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 24 X 32"
$600.- (KA252)

Sparrow 2, 9/30

Signed and Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 10 X 14"
$200.- (KA2065)

Early Snow 1, 26/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 10 X 14 3/8"
$200.- (KA2305)

Swarm 2, 14/20

Signed & Numbered Woodblock print, Soy Ink
size: 16 3/8 X 16 3/8"
$300.- (KA2173)

Early Snow 2, 22/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 10 X 14 3/8"
$200.- (KA2306)

Show Off, 1/25

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 23 7/8 X 23 3/4"
$575.- (KA2618)

Offering, 9/20

Signed and Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 16 X 32"
$500.- (KA2610)

Goldfinch Gathering, 2/20

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 16 X 16"
$300.- (KA1975)

Green Snake, 3/20

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 39 1/4 X 10 3/4" - Framed Size
$550.- (KA2543)

Cockerel, 4/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 37 3/4 X 22" - Framed Size
$850.- (KA2143)

Violet Snake, 1/20

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 32 X 4"
$250.- (KA2544)

Standoff, 1/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 16 X 16"
$300.- (KA2365)

View from Fox Patch, 25/25

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 24 X 24"
$575.- (KA2608)

Summer Sights, Proof

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 24 X 24"
$575.- (KA2630)

Owl with Waxing Moon, 1/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 16 x 16"
$300.- (KA2509)

Eight Foot Black Snake, 13/20

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 34 X 10"
$350.- (KA2184)

Winter Woodland 2, 28/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 24 X 24"
$575.- (KA2031)

Sourwood and Sparrows, 1/20

Signed and Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 24 X 24"
$575.- (KA2187)

Hierarchy, 2/25

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 23 7/8 X 32 1/2"
$750.- (KA2234)

Desire, 6/20

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 16 X 16"
$300.- (KA2534)

Big Sparrow, 1/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 16 X 16"
$300.- (KA1747)

Begging Dog 2, 8/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Ink
size: 7 5/16 X 7 11/16" - Framed Size
$100.- (KA2565)

Gathering Spot , 7/20

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 10 X 14"
$200.- (KA1620)

Chickadee 1, 14/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock print, Soy Inks
size: 10 X 14"
$200.- (Ka1972)

Host of Sparrows, 2/25

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 24 X 24"
$575.- (KA2037)

Berry Pickers 2, Artist Proof

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 10 X 14 1/2"
$200.- (KA2332)

Moon Possum, 2/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 8 1/2 X 15"
$200.- (KA2555)

Dog Walker, 2/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock print, Soy Inks
size: 24 X 24"
$575.- (KA2197)

Curled Cat, 3/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 13 X 14"
$150.- (KA2293)

Visitors, 3/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 18 X 18"
$350.- (KA2010)

Boston & Ball, 1/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 16 x 16"
$300.- (KA1139)

Two of a Kind, 2/20

Signed and Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 24 X 24"
$575.- (KA2125)

Table & Chairs, 14/20

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy ink
size: 25 X 25"- Framed Size
$400.- (KA57)

White Rooster, 7/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 10 x 10"
$150.- (KA2421)

Full Moon Forest, 5/20

Signed and Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 10 X 14 1/2"
$200.- (KA2295)

Around the Town 2, 1/20

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy ink
size: 20 5/8 X 21 1/8" - Framed Size
$325.- (KA1127)

January, 4/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 10 X 14"
$200.-

February, 3/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 10 X 14"
$200.-

April, 3/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 10 X 14"
$200.-

March, 2/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 10 X 14"
$200.-

June, 3/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 10 X 14"
$200.-

May, 13/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 10 X 14"
$200.-

July, 3/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 10 X 14"
$200.-

August, 3/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 10 X 14"
$200.-

November, 3/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 10 X 14"
$200.-

September, 8/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 10 X 14"
$200.-

October, 1/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 10 X 14"
$200.-

December, 8/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 10 X 14"
$200.-