Janet Conlon Manyan
510 Ferry Road
Saco, Maine 04072
In writing about his working process for the 2006 Carina House residency catalog, Ambrose underscored how essential the landscape of Maine is to his working method:
“My creative process begins with hiking and climbing in the western mountains of Maine and sailing to coastal islands. I seek to be in motion in the vocabulary of landscape . . . I look for a bonding, a feeling of import that is not cognitive and understood but intuitive and mysterious.”
A resident of Maine since the mid 1970s, when he founded the fine arts curriculum at Hebron Academy, Gary Ambrose has had a long career as an educator in the arts. He is currently professor of sculpture and three-dimensional design at the Maine College of Art.