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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."





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

Limited edition woodblock print

size:  13 x 17 1/2- framed size
$ 200.- S

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Spring Sparrow, 1/15

Signed, numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  24 3/4" x 25 1/4"- Framed
$ 500.- (ka1369)

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Spring Sassafras, 9/10

Limited ink print on paper from hand-cut woodblocks

size:  26" x 35 1/4"
$ 450.- (ka933)

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Around The Town 2 1/20

Limited edition woodblock print

size:  20 5/8" x 21 1/8"- Framed
$ 325.- ka1127

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Table & Chairs, 14/20

Signed, numbered woodblock print, soy ink

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

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May

Limited edition woodblock print

size:  13 x 17 1/2- framed size
$ 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

Limited ink print on paper from hand-cut woodblocks.

size:  12 1/4 x 12 5/8"-framed
$ 200.- (KA1446)

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Seeking Shelter-21/30

Limited ink print on paper from hand-cut woodblocks.

size:  12 1/4 x 12 5/8"-framed
$ 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
$ 850.- (ka1364)

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December

Limited edition woodblock print

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

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Kent Ambler, Little Migration 1--21/30

Limited ink print on paper from hand-cut woodblocks

size:  13 " x 17 1/2"
$ 200.- (ka1161)

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Lucky Little Pig, 16/20

Limited edition print on paper from hand-cut woodblocks

size:  10 1/8" x 9"
$ 150.-(KA686)

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September

Limited edition woodblock print

size:  13 x 17 1/2- framed size
$ 200.- S

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Seek, 19/20

Limited ink print on paper from hand-cut woodblocks

size:  11 1/2" x 17 1/2"
$ 200.- (afka1008)

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Transition, 11/20

Limited edition woodblock print

size:  28" x 35"- Framed
$ 800.- ka1358

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Month By Month, 9/30

Woodblock print

size:  24" x 32"
$ 700.- (ka1305)

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Cicada, 15/30

Limited edition print on paper from hand-cut woodblocks

size:  16" x 32"
$ 400.- (ka1466)

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Little Swarm II 21/30

Limited ink print on paper from hand-cut woodblocks.

size:  13 1/2 x 14"-Framed
$ 235.- (KA1435)

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Hidden Perch, 1/12

Signed, numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  9 1/8" x 8"_ Unframed
$ 80.- (ka1389)

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November 2/20

Limited ink print on paper from hand-cut woodblocks

size:  10" X 18"
$ 200.- (ka1011)

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October

Limited edition woodblock print

size:  13 x 17 1/2- framed size
$ 200.- S

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Kent Ambler, Follow the Moon

Signed & numbered, limited edition woodblock print

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

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Hide And Seek 2/20

Limited ink print on paper from hand-cut woodblocks

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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Three In A Tree, 1/10

Signed, numbered woodblock print, soy ink

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

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August

Limited edition woodblock print

size:  13 x 17 1/2- framed size
$ 200.- S

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Kent Ambler, Yellow Bird Quilt

Assemblage of previously used woodblocks

size:  27" x 19"
$ 800.- (ka980)

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July

Limited edition woodblock print

size:  13 x 17 1/2- framed size
$ 200.- S

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Journey, 1/20

Signed, numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  34" x 34"- Framed
$ 975.- (ka1365)

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Chit Chat, 8/30

Limited ink print on paper from hand-cut woodblocks.

size:  9 5/8 x 7 1/2"
$ 300.- (KA71157)

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Sleeper, 2/20

Limited edition print on paper from hand-cut woodblocks

size:  10" x 14"
$ 200.- (ka654)

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March

Limited edition woodblock print

size:  13 x 17 1/2- framed size
$ 200.- S

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Spring Robin 8/30

Limited ink print on paper from hand-cut woodblocks.

size:  14 x 17 "
$ 300.- (KA1428)

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June

Limited edition woodblock print

size:  13 x 17 1/2- framed size
$ 200.- S

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February

Limited edition woodblock print

size:  13 x 17 1/2- framed size
$ 200.- S

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Zinnias 2 3/15

Signed, numbered woodblock print, soy ink

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

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Blue Dusk # 1

Assemblage of previously used woodblocks

size:  37 1/2 x 22"
$ 1,200.- [ka1484]

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Black Bird III, 3/12

Signed, numbered woodblock print, soy ink

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

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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

Limited ink print on paper from hand-cut woodblocks

size:  24x32
$ 600.- (ka252)

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Night on the Island, 2/30

Limited edition woodblock print

size:  32" x 24"
$ 600.- (KA1301)

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April

Limited edition woodblock print

size:  13 x 17 1/2- framed size
$ 200.- S

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Swallows 2, 13/30

Limited ink print on paper from hand-cut woodblocks

size:  24" diameter
$ 500.- (ka748)

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November

Limited edition woodblock print

size:  13 x 17 1/2- framed size
$ 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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Woodland Quilt # 1

Assemblage of previously used woodblocks

size:  21 x 15"
$ 450.- [ka1486]

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Little Migration 3, 3/30

Limited ink print on paper from hand-cut woodblocks

size:  13 " x 17 1/2"
$ 200.- (ka1054)

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Enchanted Pine One, 3/20

Signed, numbered woodblock print, soy ink

size:  31 1/4" x 31 1/4"- Framed
$ 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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