Happy Hound by Kent Ambler
Medium: Woodblock print, matted without frame
About Kent Ambler:
While the imagery in my art is generally subject or object oriented, the visualappearance of each piece is of most importance to me. I work from an aestheticand intuitive approach rather than a conceptual one. Some of my work isautobiographical while some is simply based on things that interest me, such asbirds. My work is derived from my life and surroundings: my observations.
My surroundings offer endless subject matter; my three dogs, two cats, my wife Peggy, the lake, the woods, birds, flowering trees, neighbors goats, the list goeson and on.
My work usually starts with an observation or a quick sketch. The images that I sketch then become a leaping point for the exploration of aestheticqualities. Mark making is the main focus in my woodcut prints, while surface andpaint application are the main focus in my paintings.