Darren MacPherson in his studio
Darren MacPherson in his studio
Art Chess by Darren MacPherson

Darren MacPherson produces vibrant figurative works which offer subtle complexity surrounding the human condition. Working in acrylic, spray paint, oil, and crayon, he creates works which demonstrate strong influences from traditional Indian art, Japan Manga, tattoo motifs, Expressionism, and urban architecture.

profile of a face painted in an abstract pallete silhouetted against a black background
“Lost” by Darren MacPherson
Dark blue chess pieces with lighter coloured paint splatters on maple board
The Other Art Fair & BMW

I wanted to treat each piece uniquely and as a work of art in its own right. Translating my work down to such a small scale was a particular challenge but I focused on my usual painting process and let it lead the way until I was satisfied with the finished product. The layering of the lacquer was the final stage of the painting process and I dedicated a significant amount of time to create the kind of hard shine and depth that I had envisioned.

Darren MacPherson

For more information about Darren MacPherson visit: www.riseart.com

Darren MacPherson in his studio surrounded by various examples of his artwork
Darren MacPherson in his studio

We are delighted to be able to offer a bespoke service for our Art games. If you would like to enquire further about commissioning Darren MacPherson to create a unique hand-painted Art Chess, Backgammon, Checkers or Chutes/Snakes & Ladders set specially for you, please get in touch via our Contact Form below.

Little Ronin by Darren MacPherson
Little Ronin’ by Darren MacPherson
Art Chess by Darren MacPherson