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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, Peg, his dogs, townscapes, scenes which lingered with him after being with friends, trees, birds, and contemplative self-portraits. However, regardless of how seemingly subject-focused his work may appear, it is the beauty, tone, and overall aesthetic, scale, and perspective of each piece which seduce the viewer with a sense of balance and comfort.

Kent shares "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 over think 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."

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."

His woodcuts are a true example of a craft and vision expressed unaffectedly. Each woodcut brings to life a memory and feeling which then becomes palpable in his prints. Each print, essentially, is original and unique. Some of his prints may involve the making of up to five or six individual woodcuts, depending upon how many colors are involved in the image. Also, considering the reverse transfer of images from woodcut to paper and the carving of "negative space" to form the image itself, one can really begin to fathom the true genius behind his wondrous art.

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.

A note about Kent's process: "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."





Shady Shelter, 1/20

Signed & numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  23 7/8" x 23 9/16"
$ 450.- (ka1419)

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January

Signed & numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  10" x 14"
$ 200.- S

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Spring Sassafras, 9/10

Signed & numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  26" x 35 1/4"
$ 450.- (ka933)

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Spring Consruct I

Assemblage of used woodblocks from Southern Summer & Early Snow

size:  28 1/8" x 31 1/4"
$ 1,200.- (ka1564)

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Around The Town 2 1/20

Signed & numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  20 5/8" x 21 1/8"- framed size
$ 325.- (ka1127)

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Table & Chairs, 14/20

Signed & numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  25"x 25" - framed size
$ 400.- (ka57)

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Determined Dog 1/30

Signed, numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  10" x 12 1/2"- framed size
$ 165.- (ka1523)

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Southern Summer II 2/30

Signed & numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  36 1/2" x 37 1/4"- framed size
$ 1,350.- (ka1558)

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May

Signed & numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  10" x 14"
$ 200.- S

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Blue Dusk # 2

Assemblage of previously used woodblocks

size:  37 1/2" x 22"
$ 1,200.- (ka1485)

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Watching the Night-23/30

Signed & numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  12 1/4" x 12 5/8" - framed size
$ 200.- (ka1446)

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Moon Gaze, 16/30

Signed & numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  24" x 32"
$ 600.- (ka1507)

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Seeking Shelter-21/30

Signed & numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  12 1/4" x 12 5/8" - framed size
$ 200.- (ka1445)

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Enchanted Pine Two, 1/20

Signed & numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  31 1/4" x 31 1/4" - framed size
$ 850.- (ka1364)

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Lucky Little Pig, 16/20

Signed & numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  10 1/8" x 9"
$ 150.- (ka686)

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Southern Summer III, 2/30

Signed & numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  24" x 24 "
$ 575.- (ka1562)

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September

Signed & numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  10" x 14"
$ 200.- S

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Seek, 19/20

Signed & numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  11 1/2" x 17 1/2"
$ 200.- (ka1008)

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Transition, 11/20

Signed & numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  28" x 35"- framed size
$ 800.- (ka1358)

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Month By Month, 9/30

Signed & numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  24" x 32"
$ 700.- (ka1305)

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Cicada, 15/30

Signed & numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  16" x 32"
$ 400.- (ka1466)

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Hidden Perch, 1/12

Signed & numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  9 1/8" x 8"
$ 80.- (ka1389)

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December 13/30

Signed & numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  10" x 14"
$ 200.- (ka1357)

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October

Signed & numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  10" x 14"
$ 200.- S

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Follow the Moon

Signed & numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  21 13/16" x 21" - framed size
$ 550.- (ka1194)

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Hide And Seek 2/20

Signed & numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  32" x 15"
$ 400.- (ka874)

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Spring Robin 14/30

Signed & numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  14" x 17 "
$ 300.- (ka1576)

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Night Town, 2/8

Signed & numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  23 7/8" x 16 1/8"
$ 350.- (ka1393)

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Three In A Tree, 1/10

Signed & numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  12" in diameter
$ 100.- (ka1391)

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August

Signed & numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  10" x 14"
$ 200.- S

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Starring Contest 1/30

Signed, numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  9" x 11 1/2"- framed size
$ 185.- (ka1541)

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July

Signed & numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  10" x 14"
$ 200.- S

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Spring Fling 27/30

Signed & numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  24" x 24 "
$ 500.- (ka1557)

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Fall Snowfall, 1/30

Signed & numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  10" x 10"
$ 150.- (ka1503)

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Chit Chat, 8/30

Signed & numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  9 5/8" x 7 1/2"
$ 300.- (ka71157)

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Red 22/30

Signed & numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  8" x 9 1/4" -framed size
$ 110.- (ka1463)

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Sleeper, 2/20

Signed & numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  10" x 14"
$ 200.- (ka654)

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March

Signed & numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  10" x 14"
$ 200.- S

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June

Signed & numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  10" x 14"
$ 200.- S

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Tree Top Stop 1/30

Signed & numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  29 1/4" x 16 7/8", framed size
$ 500.- (ka1578)

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Crow and Moon 1/30

Signed, numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  9 1/2" x 12 "- framed size
$ 135.- (ka1529)

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February

Signed & numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  10" x 14"
$ 200.- S

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Spring Consruct III

Assemblage of used woodblocks from Southern Summer & Early Snow

size:  28 1/8" x 31 1/4"
$ 1,200.- (ka1566)

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Zinnias 2 3/15

Signed, numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  16" in diameter
$ 250.- (ka1371)

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Black Bird III, 3/12

Signed & numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  19 1/2" x 16 3/4" -framed size
$ 250.- (ka1368)

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Early Snow II 1/30

Signed & numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  17 1/8 x 21 3/4" -framed
$ 375.- (ka1497)

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Leap 3/15

Signed & numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  16" x 16"
$ 250.- (ka1399)

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Midnight Gathering, 2/20

Signed & numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  24" x 32"
$ 600.- (ka252)

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Night on the Island, 2/30

Signed & numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  32" x 24"
$ 600.- (ka1301)

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Little Migration 3, 30/30

Signed & numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  13 " x 17 1/2"
$ 200.- (ka1575)

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April

Signed & numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  10" x 14"
$ 200.- S

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Swallows 2, 13/30

Signed & numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  24" diameter
$ 500.- (ka748)

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Southern Summer I, 2/30

Signed, numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  24" x 24"
$ 575.- (ka1560)

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Early Snow I, 2/30

Signed & numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  10" x 14"
$ 200.- (ka1501)

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November

Signed & numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  10" x 14"
$ 200.- S

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Zinnias, 1/15

Signed & numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  16 1/4" in diameter
$ 250.- (ka1468)

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Spring Consruct II

Assemblage of used woodblocks from Southern Summer & Early Snow

size:  28 1/8" x 31 1/4"
$ 1,200.- (ka1565)

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Enchanted Pine One, 3/20

Signed & numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  31 1/4" x 31 1/4" - framed size
$ 850.- (ka1363)

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Go Go Go 2/12

Signed & numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  16" x 16"
$ 450.- (ka1424)

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Winter Perch 1/15

Signed & numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  16 1/2" in diameter
$ 250.- (ka1408)

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