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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 large selection of Kent's images in the gallery, please contact us if you'd like to know about additional images. We have quite a few so it's difficult to include them all here!

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."





Little Migration 3---3/30

Limited edition multi-block woodcut print

size:  10 "x 14"
$ 200.- (ka1053)

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Kent Ambler, Month to Month, 1/30

Signed, Numbered Woodblock Print

size:  31 3/4" x 40 1/2"-framed Size
$ 1,225.- (ka1304)

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Around The Town 2 1/20

Limited edition woodblock print

size:  20 5/8" x 21 1/8"-framed size
$ 325.- afka1127

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Hunt & Gather, 27/30

Signed & numbered, limited edition woodblock print.

size:  24" x 24"-unframed
$ 500.- (ka1355)

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Night on the Island, 2/30

Limited edition woodblock print

size:  32" x 24"
$ 600.- (KA1301)

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Gather on Darkened Branches, 3/20

Limited edition woodblock print

size:  11 3/8" x 17 3/8"
$ 200.- L

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Piney Perch, 2/30

Limited edition multi-block woodcut print

size:  24" x 32"
$ 600.- [ka1207]

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Wooden Print Block Mosiac - 112712K

Assemblage of previously used woodblocks

size:  16" x 16", framed
$ 400.- (afka1046)

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Three Warblers, 4/30

Signed & numbered, limited edition Wood Block prints

size:  11 1/4 x 26", framed
$ 445.- (ka1293)

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Little Migration 2---3/30

Limited edition multi-block woodcut print

size:  10 " x 14"
$ 200.- (ka1050)

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Dog With Monkey Toy 2

Limited edition woodblock print

size:  16" x 16"
$ 300.- (afkaL)

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Kent Ambler, Yellow Bird Quilt

Assemblage of previously used woodblocks

size:  27" x 19"
$ 800.- (ka980)

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Follow the Moon

Signed & numbered, limited edition woodblock print

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

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July

Limited edition woodblock print

size:  10 x 14"
$ 200.-

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February

Limited edition woodblock print

size:  10 x 14"
$ 200.- S

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Moonlit Silhouettes, 3/20

Limited edition woodblock print

size:  11 1/4" x 17"
$ 200.- L

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Swallows 2, 2/20

Limited edition woodblock print

size:  23 1/2" diameter
$ 500.- L

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May

Limited edition woodblock print

size:  10 x 14"
$ 200.- S

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Wake Up Call, 2/20

Limited edition Woodblock print

size:  24 1/4" x 20 5/8", framed size
$ 500.- (ka1119)

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Hide And Seek, 2/20

Limited edition woodblock print

size:  32" x 15"
$ 400.- (ka874)

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March

Limited edition woodblock print

size:  10 x 14"
$ 200.- S

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The Last Holdout, 2/20

Limited edition Woodblock print

size:  23 1/2" x 32"
$ 600.- (ka1307)

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King Bird 23/30

Limited ink print on paper from hand-cut woodblocks

size:  8 3/8" x 10 3/8"-framed size
$ 80.- (ka1178)

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Respite for the Night, 3/20

Limited edition woodblock print

size:  11" x 16 3/4"
$ 200.- L

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December

Limited edition woodblock print

size:  17 1/4" x 22", framed
$ 385.- KA1279

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Wood Construct 102613T

Assemblage of previously used woodblocks

size:  13" x 13", framed
$ 250.- (afka1229)

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Wood Construct 102613S

Assemblage of previously used woodblocks

size:  13" x 13", framed
$ 250.- (afka1228)

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The Messenger, 13/20

Limited edition woodblock print

size:  37" x 37"
$ 950.- (ka1129)

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Night Bird 2, 3/30

Limited edition woodblock print

size:  11" diameter
$ 200.- (ka1060)

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Little Migration 1---3/30

Limited edition multi-block woodcut print

size:  10 " x 14"
$ 200.- (ka1048)

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November, 2/20

Limited edition woodblock print

size:  10" X 14"
$ 200.- (ka1011)

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November

Limited edition woodblock print

size:  10 x 14"
$ 200.- S

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The Sound of The Night 1/30

Limited edition woodblock print

size:  23 1/2" x 24 1/4", framed
$ 550.- (ka1145)

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Wood Construct 102613H

Assemblage of previously used woodblocks

size:  9 7/8" x 9 7/8", framed
$ 150.- (afka1234)

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June

Limited edition woodblock print

size:  10 x 14"
$ 200.- S

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October

Limited edition woodblock print

size:  10 x 14"
$ 200.- S

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August

Limited edition woodblock print

size:  10 x 14"
$ 200.- S

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December 13/30

Limited ink print on paper from hand-cut woodblocks

size:  10" x 14"
$ 200.- (ka1358)

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September

Limited edition woodblock print

size:  10 x 14"
$ 200.- S

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Spring Fling 18/30

Signed & numbered,limited edition ink print on paper from hand-cut woodblocks

size:  24 x 24"
$ 500.- (ka1342)

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January

Limited edition woodblock print

size:  10 x 14"
$ 200.- S

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Bussy Bees 2 3/30

Signed & numbered, limited edition woodblock print.

size:  11 1/4 x 11 3/4"-framed
$ 265.- (ka1311)

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April

Limited edition woodblock print

size:  10 x 14"
$ 200.- S

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Spring Sassafras

Limited edition multi-block woodcut print

size:  23 3/4" x 31 1/2"
$ 450.- (ka933)

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Kent Ambler, Blue Bird Quilt

Assemblage of previously used woodblocks

size:  27" x 19"
$ 800.- (ka979)

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Night Bird 3, 3/30

Limited edition woodblock print

size:  11" diameter
$ 200.- (ka1059)

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Goldfinch Glow. 18/30

Limited woodblock print

size:  23 1/2" x 23 1/2"
$ 500.- (ka1132)

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Departure 5/20

Limited edition woodblock print

size:  32" x 32"
$ 900.- (ka904)

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Moon Gaze, 13/30

Limited edition multi-block woodcut print

size:  24" x 32"
$ 600.- [ka1225]

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