Kent Ambler

Kent Ambler

Kent Ambler’s work is largely autobiographical, drawing upon the richness of his home life and natural surroundings. He creates woodcuts lovingly infused with images of his wife and his dogs, scenes that lingered after being with friends, and surrounding environments – townscapes, trees, birds. Yet 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.”

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.”

The December 13, 2018 issue of The Wall Street Journal, included a pictorial profile of Kent’s new studio in an issue devoted to Artists moving to the Upstate of South Carolina…look for it, it’s an inspired space to create.

A few notes:

The dimensions listed for the unframed woodblock prints are the size of the image itself, not the size of the paper Kent is printing upon.

If you see a framed woodblock print here, it is very likely that same print is also available unframed. If that would be preferred, please contact the gallery: 828-281-2134

More of Kent’s glorious woodblock prints are featured in our latest in show: Homescapes & the Story of the Backyard

Selected Works

Click images to enlarge

Green Shelter 1, 4/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 14 1/4 X 18 1/4" - Framed Size
$450.- (KA3360)

Secret Admirer, 2/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 32 X 32"
$1,600.- (KA3411)

Green Shelter 2, 4/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 14 1/4 X 18 1/4" - Framed Size
$450.- (KA3363)

Nights Longing, 1/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 23 7/8 X 31 7/8"
$800.- (KA3212)

Myrtle Meet Up, 1/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 23 3/4 X 23 3/4"
$600.- (KA3496)

Days Forgotten, 1/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 23 7/8 X 31 7/8"
$800.- (KA3209)

Goldfinch Bloom 3, 2/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 17 X 21 5/8" - Framed Size
$445.- (KA3375)

Bluebirds & Dogwood, 3/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 23 7/8 X 23 7/8"
$600.- (KA3386)

Goldfinch Bloom 2, 2/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 17 X 21 5/8" - Framed Size
$445.- (KA3370)

Spirit of a Sweet Dog, 2/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 33 1/2 X 41 3/4" - Framed Size
$1,385.- (KA3172)

Hideaway, 3/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 33 1/4 X 41 1/2" - Framed Size
$1,450.- (KA3406)

Winter Solstice, 14/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 23 3/4 X 31 3/4"
$750.- (KA3216)

Moon Vigil, 1/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 32 1/2 X 40 1/2" - Framed Size
$1,500.- (KA3254)

Woodland Moon, 24/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 7 X 7"
$100.- (KA3275)

Owl & Full Moon, 24/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 15 3/4 X 15 3/4"
$300.- (KA3417)

Mindful Robin, 11/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 14 X 10"
$200.- (KA2547)

Foal, 2/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 31 1/4 X 31 3/4" - Framed Size
$1,200.- (KA3355)

Robin, 3/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 14 X 10"
$200.- (KA2466)

Goldfinch Bloom 1, 2/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 10 X 14"
$225.- (KA3365)

Sweet Bay Spring, 1/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 24 X 24"
$575.- (KA2712)

Goldfinch Bloom 4, 2/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 10 X 14"
$225.- (KA3380)

Under the Crescent Moon, 16/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 23 7/8 X 23 3/4"
$600.- (KA3285)

Backyard Bird Count, 7/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 24 X 24"
$600.- (KA3232)

Fox & Crescent Moon, 28/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 24 X 24"
$575.- (KA3341)

Little Fawn 1, 4/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 10 1/8 X 13 1/2" - Framed Size
$225.- (KA3118)

Host of Sparrows, 2/25

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

Little Fawn 2, 1/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 5 1/16 X 8"
$100.- (KA3119)

Light Snow, 1/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 10 X 14"
$225.- (KA3195)

Round of Robins 6/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 24 X 24"
$575.- (KA3508)

Woodland Spirits, 8/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 24 X 32"
$750.- (KA2779)

Pink Cow, 10/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 8 X 5"
$100.- (KA2963)

Bees & Blooms, 3/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 10 3/4 X 14"-Framed size
$300.- (KA3517)

Blue Cow, 14/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 8 X 5"
$100.- (KA3527)

Snowy Perch, 27/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 5 X 8"
$100.- (KA3392)

Pink Moon, 3/20

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 33 1/4 X 33 3/4" - Framed Size
$1,225.- (KA3169)

Crow & Moon, 1/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 10 3/8 X 13 3/4" - Framed Size
$245.- (KA3511)

Early Snow 1, 28/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 10 X 14 3/8"
$200.- (KA3174)

Winter Woodland, 30/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 23 3/4 X 23 7/8"
$575.- (KA2609)

Early Snow 2, 27/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 10 X 14 3/8"
$200.- (KA3187)

Show Off, 9/25

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 23 7/8 X 23 3/4"
$575.- (KA3234)

Nine Songbirds, 12/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 24 X 24"
$600.- (KA2763)

Apple Roost, 2/20

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 24 X 24"
$600.- (KA2743)

Water Tower, 28/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 8 1/4 X 13 1/2"-Framed size
$265.- (KA3521)

Solitude, 11/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 23 5/8 X 24"-Framed size
$650.- (KA3238)

Little Crow, 25/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 5 X 8"
$100.- (KA3273)

Little Guy, 2/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 8 X 5"
$100.- (KA3099)

Twilight Flight, 26/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 10 X 34"
$400.- (KA3205)

Mother Load, 2/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 8 X 5"
$100.- (KA3103)

Rose Garden Rendezvous 1, 18/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 16 1/8 X 16 1/8"
$300.- (KA3040)

Southern Sight, 1/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 24 X 24"
$600.- (KA2982)

Rose Garden Rendezvous 2, 20/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 16 1/8 X 16 1/8"
$300.- (KA3041)

Nightfall in the Neighborhood 1, 12/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 10 X 14"
$200.- (KA3193)

Swallow, 3/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 16" Across
$300.- (KA3178)

Nightfall in the Neighborhood 2, 10/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 10 X 14"
$200.- (KA3191)

Chickadees & Magnolia, 26/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 24 X 24"
$600.- (KA3353)

Garden, 15/20

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 9 X 13 1/2"
$200.- (KA2846)

Spring Charm, 2/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 34 1/2 X 34 1/2"
$1,200.- (KA2550)

Old Arell, 15/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 21 3/4 X 21 3/4" - Framed Size
$550.- (KA3182)

Pileated Portrait, 22/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 10 X 14 1/8"
$200.- (KA3180)

Tall Boy, 29/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 16 X 16"
$300.- (KA3279)

Frog Pond, 25/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 10 X 14 1/8"
$200.- (KA3032)

Turtle, 10/25

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 11 1/8 X 10"
$175.- (KA3396)

Frog Pond 2, 25/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 10 X 14 1/8"
$200.- (KA3012)

Fenceline, 2/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 15 7/8 X 16"
$300.- (KA2702)

Milltown Moon, 19/25

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 10 X 14 1/16"
$200.- (KA3155)

Owl with Waxing Moon, 22/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 16 X 16"
$300.- (KA3181)

Dog Walker, 2/30

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

Hierarchy, 16/25

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 24 X 32"
$750.- (KA3224)

Woodland Chase, 18/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 15 3/4 X 15 3/4"
$300.- (KA3240)

Shy Fox, 20/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 8 1/4 X 5 1/4"
$100.- (KA3055)

Sourwood & Sparrows, 3/20

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 24 X 23 7/8"
$575.- (KA3048)

Sly Fox, AP

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 8 1/4 X 5 1/4"
$100.- (KA3270)

Bluebird 1, 25/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 10 X 14"
$200.- (KA2936)

Bluebirds & Roses, 27/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 24 X 24"
$600.- (KA3089)

Bluebird 2, 26/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 10 X 14"
$200.- (KA2937)

Life in the Woods 1, 10/15

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

Love 2, 1/20

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 10 X 10 1/2" - Framed Size
$175.- (KA2220)

Life in the Woods 2, 5/15

Signed and Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 32 X 32"
$1,200.- (KA1943)

Boston & Ball, 1/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 16 x 16"
$300.- (KA1139)

Moon Possum, 12/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 8 1/2 X 15"
$200.- (KA3034)

Stare Down, 4/15

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 16 X 16"
$300.- (KA3154)

New Trick, 2/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 5 X 8"
$100.- (KA3165)

Frightened Rabbit, 20/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Ink
size: 14 1/8 X 10"
$200.- (KA3398)

Full Moon Forest, 5/20

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

Big Sparrow, 1/30

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

Visitors, 1/30

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

The Last Holdout, 18/20

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

Green Snake, 15/20

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 31 7/8 X 4"
$250.- (KA2536)

Sparrow 1, 2/30

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

Violet Snake, 1/20

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 32 X 4"
$250.- (KA2544)

Hound Dog, 19/20

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 10 X 14 1/8"
$ 200.- (KA3278)

Fall Snowfall, 2/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 15 1/2 X 16" - Framed Size
$350.- (KA1504)

Guilty Dog, 7/20

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 10 1/8 X 14 1/8"
$200.- (KA3276)

Standoff, 6/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 16 X 16"
$300.- (KA3351)

Passage, 1/20

Signed & Numbered Woodblock print, Soy Inks
size: 35 X 35"
$1,200.- (KA2051)

Proud Rooster, 6/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 16 X 15 7/8"
$300.- (KA2542)

Woodland Guide, 28/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 5 1/4 X 8 1/4"
$100.- (KA3264)

Black Cat, 8/15

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 17 1/8 X 11 1/4"
$200.- (KA3079)

Bugs & Blooms, 29/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 5 3/8 X 8 1/4"
$100.- (KA3390)

Big Mouth, 13/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 8 X 5"
$100.- (KA3345)

Prowl, 14/20

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 11 1/8 X 23 7/8"
$350.- (KA3064)

Which Came First?, 18/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 8 X 5"
$100.- (KA3348)

Revival, 10/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 15 7/8 X 15 7/8"
$300.- (KA3400)

Bucko Apples, 7/20

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 13 3/4 X 9 5/8"
$ 200.- (KA2741)

Bullfrog, 2/30

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 10 X 14"
$200.- (KA2897)

Cone Dog, 4/25

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 14 X 10"
$225.- (KA3494)

Desire, 16/20

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 16 1/8 X 16 1/8"
$300.- (KA2843)

Fast Dog, 1/20

Signed & Numbered Woodblock Print, Soy Inks
size: 14 1/8 X 10"
$200.- (KA2754)

January, 4/30

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

February, 3/30

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

March, 2/30

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

April, 3/30

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

May, 13/30

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

June, 3/30

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

July, 3/30

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

August, 3/30

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

September, 8/30

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

October, 1/30

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

November, 3/30

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

December, 8/30

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

Kent Ambler visits the gallery!