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 – townscapes, 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 overplan 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.”

We have a larger selection of Kent’s images in the gallery! If you see a framed piece online and would like a print only please contact the gallery.

Selected Works

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Berry Pickers AP

Woodblock print, Soy inks
size: 171/2x21 7/8" Framed
$425.- (ka2130)

Eight Foot Black Snake 8/20

Woodblock print, Soy inks
size: 34 x 10"
$350.- (KA2138)

Alright 1/15

Signed & Numbered Woodblock print, Soy ink
size: 24x31 5/8
$700.- (ka2147)

Moon Gaze 26 /30

Signed and Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Ink
size: 34 1/8 x 43"- Framed
$1,100.- (KA2105)

Meet The Neighbors 1, 29/30

Signed and Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Ink
size: 24 x 24 1/2"
$575.- (KA1873)

Fox and Moon 2/30

Signed and Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Ink
size: 16 1/8 x 22 5/8"- Framed
$400.- (KA2044)

Days End

Woodblock print, Soy ink
size: 32 x 52" Magnificent, by the way!
$1,500.- (KA1734)

Southern Summer 3, 1/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy ink
size: 24" x 24"
$575.- (KA1555)

Pecking Order, 21/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock print, Soy ink
size: 16" x 31 3/4"
$450.- (KA2127)

Blackbirds & Bees 21/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock print, Soy ink
size: 24 x 24"
$575.- (KA2108)

Tall Boy 6/30

Woodblock print, Soy inks
size: 23 3/4 x 24 3/8" Framed size
$600.- (KA2146)

Southern Summer 1, 24/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock print, Soy ink
size: 34 x 34 3/4" Framed Size
$1,150.- (KA2078)

Midnight Gathering

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

Host of Sparrows 2/25

Signed & Numbered Woodblock print, Soy ink
size: 24 x 24"
$575.- (KA2037)

Meet the Neighbors 2, 24/30

Signed and Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Ink
size: 16 x 16"
$300.- (KA2075)

View From Fox Patch 1/30

Signed and numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Ink
size: 24" x 24"
$575.- (KA2027)

Sparrow 1, 1/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock print, Soy ink
size: 10 x 14"
$200.- (KA2039)

Sparrow 2, 10/30

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

Passage 1/20

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

Begin the Journey

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

The Last Holdout

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

Jaybird in the Snow, 1/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy ink
size: 23 3/4" x 23 3/4"
$575.- (KA1850)

Life in the Woods 2, 5/15

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy ink
size: 32" x 32"
$1,200.- (KA1944)

Life in the Woods 1, 5/15

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy ink
size: 32" x 32"
$1,200.- (KA1943)

Nightfall 1, 1/20

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy ink
size: 32" x 15 1/2"
$400.- (KA1830)

Nightfall 2, 1/20

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy ink
size: 32" x 15 1/2"
$400.- (KA1833)

Leviathan

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy ink
size: 32" x 52"
$1,500.- (KA1942)

Chickadee 1, 1/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy ink
size: 10" x 14"
$200.- (KA1973)

Chickadee 2, 2/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock print, Soy ink
size: 10" x 14"
$200.- (KA1978)

Flyover 2/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock print, Soy ink
size: 16 x 16"
$300.- (KA2046)

Goldfinch Gathering, 3/20

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy ink
size: 16" x 16"
$300.- (KA1974)

Gathering Spot 2, 5/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy ink
size: 10" x 14"
$200.- (KA1617)

Gathering Spot 1, 5/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy ink
size: 10" x 14"
$200.- (KA1616)

Hide and Seek, 2/20

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy ink
size: 32" x 15"
$400.- (KA874)

Two of a Kind 2/20

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

Hidden Moon

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy ink
size: 9 1/8" x 11 1/8" -Framed
$165.- (KA963)

Little Skyscape 1, 2/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy ink
size: 15 1/4" x 15 7/8"- Framed
$300.- (KA1841)

Little Skyscape 2, 1/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy ink
size: 10" x 10"
$150.- (KA1843)

Blue Dog 2- 1/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock print, Soy ink
size: 8 1/8" x 10 1/2"- Framed
$150.- (KA1906)

Night Town, 2/8

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy ink
size: 32 7/8" x 16 1/8"
$350.- (KA1393)

Winter Woodland 1, 3/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy ink
size: 24" x 24"
$575.- (KA1691)

Winter Woodland 2 11/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock print, Soy ink
size: 24 x 24"
$575.- (KA1732)

Follow The Moon

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy ink
size: 21 13/16" x 21" - Framed
$550.- (KA1194)

Blue Dog 1- 1/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock print, Soy ink
size: 8" x 10 3/8"- Framed
$150.- (KA1912)

The Scout, 7/20

Signed & Numbered Woodblock print, Soy ink
size: 20 7/8" x 14 3/8"
$200.- (KA1864)

Chit Chat, 8/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy ink
size: 9 5/8" x 7 1/2"
$300.- (KA1157)

Give & Take

Signed and Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Ink
size: 34 x 10"
$350.- (KA2123)

Tree Top Stop, 1/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy ink
size: 30 1/2" x 18 1/8" -Framed
$500.- (KA1578)

Visitors

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy ink
size: 18" x 18"
$350.- (KA2008)

Lucky Little Pig 16/20

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy ink
size: 10 1/8" x 9"
$150.- (KA686)

Sleeper, 2/20

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy ink
size: 10" x 14"
$200.- (KA654)

Around The Town 2, 1/20

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

Table & Chairs 14/20

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

Shady Shelter 1/20

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy ink
size: 23 78/" x 23 9/16"
$450.- (KA1419)

Seek 19/20

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy ink
size: 11 1/2" x 17 1/2"
$200.- (KA1008)

A Little Bit Bad

Signed and numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Ink
size: 25" x 11"
$300.- (KA2029)

Lush Shelter 2- 1/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock print, Soy ink
size: 7 7/8" x 10 3/8"- Framed
$150.- (KA1882)

My Mutt 1/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock print, Soy ink
size: 8" x 10 1/4"- Framed
$150.- (KA1900)

Big Sparrow 1/30

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

Serial Digger 3/20

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy ink
size: 10" x 14"
$200.- (KA1823)

January

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

February

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

March

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

April

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

May

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

June

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

July

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

August

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

September

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

October

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

November

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

December

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