A gradute of FOSAJ art center, native Jacmelian contemporary artist Anderson Ambroise stays true to cultural preservation, demonstrating the daily activities and sentiment of fellow Haitians. He focuses on the spiritual, social and physical aspects of the culture through his art. Recurring themes in Ambroise's art include a fusion of his immediate environment filled with naturistic qualities while entertaining with simple geometric shapes and striking contrast colors.
Abstract and surreal images are prominent in Ambroise's art while remaining simple in his display of geometric shapes, nature, and architecture; all influenced by his home town Jacmel. A true believer in consistency, Ambroise considers his art "antique" within an arena of artists who styles can be ever-changing. "I want to stay true and consistent to my style so that people can recognize the uniqueness in the stroke of my brush," explains Ambroise on his art. His goal to highlight uniqueness in unity and consistency is an admirable sentiment he hopes echoes through his town and country as a whole.
Ambroise is grateful to have been given the opportunity to overcome the negativity that surrounded his love and passion for his priceless self-expression through art teacher Bernard Gastin. Ambroise encourages innovation through the youth of his community by holding artistic workshops he and other KOLAJ members assist in Jacmel. He also conserves tradition with the annual kite workshop each January, a tradition held in Haiti for centuries. Ambroise feels that it is important to support and expose young artists both professionally and personally wishing he would have had more of the latter himself. By encouraging young, up and coming, artists, Ambroise feels that "we must not miss a chapter of the story that is Haiti through generations to come. We should close the generation gap among Haitian artists." As a well known and respected member of his community, Ambroise hopes that his work will be a reflection of it, of which he sees himself an extension.
Professionally, Ambroise travels as a representative of Jacmel, Haiti to other international cities; and to name a few, Havana, Cuba, Gainesville Florida, and his upcoming trip to Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. Ambroise continues to exhibit and sell his art internationally and participates in art festivals. In addition to the fine arts Ambroise has also designed logos for Timberland and Yele Haiti.