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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View from Fox Patch 24/30

Signed and Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 24 X 33"
$700.- (KA2308)

Days End

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

Prowl 2/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 18 5/8 X 31 3/4" Framed Size
$725.- (KA2231)

Curled Cat 1/30

Signed and Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 16 7/8 X 17 5/8" Framed Size
$350.- (KA2398)

Summer Sights, 17/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 24 x 24"
$575.- (ka2277)

Offering 2/20

Signed and Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 24 x 40 5/8" Framed size
$1,000.- (KA2237)

Leviathan

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

Pecking Order

Signed & Numbered Woodblock print, Soy Inks
size: 16 X 32 1/4"
$450.- (KA2120)

Moon Gaze 20/30

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

Chickadee #1

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

MoonClearing 4/12

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

The Scout 12/20

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 19 x 24 7/8" framed
$465.- (KA2132)

Seek 19/20

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

Eight Foot Black Snake 13/20

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 34 x 10"
$350.- (KA2199)

Sundown 1/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 24 X 32 1/4"
$750.- (KA2238)

Life in the Woods 1, 10/15

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

Blackbirds and Bees, 24/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock print, Soy Inks
size: 24 x 24"
$575.- (KA2128)

Life in the Woods 2, 5/15

Signed and Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 32 X 32"
$1,200.- (afka1943)

Goldfinch Gathering, 3/20

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

Begin the Journey

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

The Last Holdout

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

Swarm 2 14/20

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

Dog Walker 2/20

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

Southern Summer 1 28/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock print, Soy Inks
size: 24" X 24"
$575.- (KA2109)

Berry Pickers 1 AP

Signed & Numbered Woodblock print, Soy Ink
size: 10 1/4 X 14 3/8"
$200.- (KA2167)

Berry Pickers 2 12/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 10 1/4 X 14 3/8"
$200.- (KA1770)

Block House 2

Assemblage of used Woodblocks
size: 11 1/2 X 28"
$650.- (KA2160)

Sparrow 1, 1/30

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

Host of Sparrows 2/25

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

Sparrow 2, 10/30

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

Nightfall 1, 2/20

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 32 x 15 3/4"
$400.- (KA1831)

Nightfall 2, 17/20

Signed and Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 32" x 15 3/4"
$400.- (KA2276)

Passage 1/20

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

Midnight Gathering

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

Block House 4

Assemblage of used Woodblocks
size: 11 1/2 X 28"
$650.- (KA2162)

Hierarchy

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 23 7/8 X 32 1/2"
$750.- (KA2233)

Full Moon Forest

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

Winter Woodland 1, 24/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 24" x 24"
$575.- (KA2126)

Winter Woodland 2 28/30

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

Cockerel 4/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 37 3/4 x 22" Framed size
$875.- (KA2143)

Block House 5

Assemblage of used Woodblocks
size: 11 1/2 X 28"
$650.- (KA2163)

Two of a Kind 2/20

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

Meet The Neighbors 1 AP

Signed and Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 16 X 16"
$300.- (KA1874)

Visitors

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

Meet the Neighbors 2, 24/30

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

Shady Shelter 1/20

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

Night Town, 2/8

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

Around the Town 2, 1/20

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

Gathering Spot 1, 5/30

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

Alright 1/15

Signed & Numbered Woodblock print, Soy Inks
size: 24 x 32"
$700.- (KA2147)

The Usual Suspects, 4/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 13 5/8 X 18 1/8"
$400.- (KA2227)

Chit Chat, 8/30

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

Block House 3

Assemblage of used Woodblocks
size: 11 1/2 X 28"
$650.- (KA2161)

Tall Boy 6/30

Signed and Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 23 3/4 x 24 3/8" Framed size
$600.- (KA2146)

Big Sparrow 1/30

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

Winter Cardinals, 1/25

Signed & Numbered Woodblock print, Soy Inks
size: 18 X 24 1/4" Framed Size
$375.- (KA2205)

Little Skyscape 2, 2/30

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

Jaybird in the Snow, 1/30

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

Night on the Island 3/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 32 X 23 3/4"
$600.- (KA1301)

Table & Chairs 14/20

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

Give & Take

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

January

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

February

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

March

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

April

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

May

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

June

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

July

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

August

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

September

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

October

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

November

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

December

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