Richard D’Ambrosia is an artist who works in mixed-media by crafting masks and mannequins that he adorns with a hodgepodge of materials and textures from 1950s gumball machine toys to exotic feathers and ancient coins, to his quirky photographs, a line of note cards that can only be described as quirky, to paintings that capture the emotions and moments throughout his life.
Richard has shown at: AFA in Scranton, PA, CeaseFirePA, March For Our Lives and Students Demand Action present "Gun Violence in America - STOP IT NOW!", The Gamut Art Gallery, Branchville Arts Walk, Empowering Port Jervis, Sussex Pride 2019: Art Scene on the Green, The Art Factory of White Mills, The Stroudsburg Arts Festival, Origins Gallery, Art on the Mountain, the Milford Craft Show Gallery, UpFront Exhibition Space, Festival of Wood at Grey Towers, Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC),The Artists' Market in Shohola, PA, Victorian Days in Belvidere, NJ and craft and art exhibitions around the tri-state area.
Richard also uses his artistic talents online for websites and social media promotions, creating ads for businesses and non for profits that will most definitely catch your eye. Richard's social media campaign for the Black Bear Film Festival in 2016 helped break attendance records. And has worked as the graphic designer and social media specialist for the memoir by Wendy Stuart, She's the Last Model Standing & the award winning films Fragile Beauty, A Visual Journey and Whisperers and Witnesses which won the 2018 Best Documentary film award at the Chelsea Film Festival in NYC.
Richard is the proud owner of a restored 1904 farmhouse that was once part of an estate in Dingmans Ferry known as Huntingtower. He lives with his husband Keith Kriha at what they’ve aptly named, “Roosters at Huntingtower”.
When I was approached back in June I tried to back out but Steve (who has purchased several pieces of mine over the years) insisted that I was the only one who could do it.
He gave me full reign and said just stick to my style... I'm so glad I said yes because it was not only a growing process but a hell of a lot of fun!
A newly finished painting in a new home = priceless!
Art takes over Shawnee Mountain - Pocono Record
Richard D'Ambrosia of Roosters at Huntingtower will be back for his second year. “This year I am bringing a variety of different chests and boxes and several chopping blocks, cheese boards and apron/coat holders made from wood as old as 1790.”
D'Ambrosia explains that Art on the Mountain is the only place in the tri-state area that features so many talented artists and crafters under one roof. “Art on the Mountain is the one place where you can truly find something special that you’ll not see elsewhere. Walking around and observing all the varieties of different forms of art are much like walking through a museum. You learn something each time you encounter an artist or crafter’s homespun wares. But, and this is the best part, you can purchase the art.”