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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 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."

"People often ask how I am able to 'see' this whole process. My answer is to let a woodcut be a woodcut. It is not a drawing, a painting, or a photograph. Woodcuts can develop suddenly or take a meandering path of many layers and proofs before an image emerges."

"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.

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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Edge of Summer Construct III

Assemblage of used woodblocks from Polka Dot series

size:  14 1/2" x 27"
$ 600.- (ka1600)

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January

Signed & numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  10" x 14"
$ 200.- S

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Days End 21/30- Framed

Signed & numbered woodblock print, soy inks

size:  42 3/4" x 62 5/8", Museum Glass-the finest glare free glass available
$ 2,500.- (KA1811)

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Little Skyscape 2, 1/30

Signed, numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  10" x 10"
$ 150.- (ka1843)

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Meadowlark Song 3/30

Signed & numbered woodblock print, soy inks

size:  24 x 24"
$ 575.- (ka1746)

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Little Skyscape 1

Signed and numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  15 1/4" x 15 7/8" framed
$ 300.- [KA1841]

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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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Southern Summer 2, 28/30

Signed, numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  24" x 24"
$ 575.- (ka1684)

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Four Little Yellow Birds 1/30

Signed, numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  14" x 18 1/4"
$ 400.- (ka1918)

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2B 24/30

Signed and numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  16 1/2" x 18" framed
$ 300.- [KA1848]

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May

Signed & numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  10" x 14"
$ 200.- S

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Meet the Neighbors 1, 27/30

Signed, numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  16" x 16"
$ 300.- (ka1986)

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Big Sparrow 1/30

Signed & numbered woodblock print, soy inks

size:  16 x 16"
$ 300.- (ka1747)

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Serial Digger, 3/20

Signed, numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  10" x 14"
$ 200.- (ka1823)

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Woodland Winter 2/30

Signed & numbered woodblock print, soy inks

size:  24 x 24"
$ 575.- (ka1691)

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Young Again

Signed & numbered woodblock print, soy inks

size:  16 x 16"
$ 300.- (ka1690)

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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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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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Leviathan 14/20

Signed, numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  32" x 52"
$ 1,500.- (ka1942)

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Winter Woodland 2 15/30

Signed and numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  33 1/2 x 34 1/8" framed size
$ 875.- [KA1741]

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Blackbirds & Bees, 3/30

Signed, numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  24" x 24"
$ 575.- [KA1827]

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December 13/30

Signed & numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  10" x 14"
$ 200.- (ka1357)

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October 2/30

Signed & numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  10" x 14"
$ 200.-

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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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Night Town, 2/8

Signed & numbered woodblock print, soy ink

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

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Gathering Spot II, 5/30

Limited edition signed & numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  10" x 14"
$ 200.- [KA1617]

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August

Signed & numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  10" x 14"
$ 200.- S

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July

Signed & numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  10" x 14"
$ 200.- S

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Southern Summer 3, 1/30

Signed & numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  24" x 24 "
$ 575.- (ka1555)

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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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Goldfinch Gathering, 1/20

Signed & numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  16" x 16"
$ 300.- (ka1976)

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Chickadee 1, 1/30

Signed & numbered woodblock print, soy ink.

size:  10" X 14"
$ 200.- (ka1973)

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Ponder, 3/20

Signed, numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  24" x 24"
$ 575.- (ka1987)

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Gathering Spot I, 5/30

Limited edition signed & numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  10" x 14"
$ 200.- (KA1616)

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Nightfall 2, 1/20

Signed, numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  32" x 15 1/2"
$ 400.- (ka1833)

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The Scout, 7/30

Signed, numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  11 1/4" x 17"
$ 200.- (ka1864)

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Nightfall 1, 1/20

Signed, numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  32" x 15 1/2"
$ 400.- (ka1830)

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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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Southern Summer 1, 18/30

Signed, numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  24" x 24"
$ 575.- (ka1980)

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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:  30 1/2" x 18 1/8"- Framed size
$ 500.- (ka1578)

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February

Signed & numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  10" x 14"
$ 200.- S

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Life in the Woods 2, 5/15

Signed, numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  32" x 32"
$ 1,200.- (ka1944)

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Life in the Woods 1, 5/15

Signed, numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  32" x 32"
$ 1,200.- (ka1943)

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Meet the Neighbors 2, 2/30

Signed, numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  16" x 16"
$ 300.- (ka1677)

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Pecking Order, 3/30

Signed, numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  16" x 32"
$ 450.- (ka1868)

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Midnight Gathering, 2/20

Signed & numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  24" x 32"
$ 600.- (ka252)

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Jaybird in the Snow, 1/30

Signed, numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  23 3/4" x 23 3/4"
$ 575.- (ka1850)

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April

Signed & numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  10" x 14"
$ 200.- S

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Hidden Moon

Signed & numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  9 1/8" x 11 1/8"- Framed
$ 165.- (ka963)

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November

Signed & numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  10" x 14"
$ 200.- S

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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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