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Darren MacPherson

Darren MacPherson studio with painting in progress Laying Down the Law and hand painted chess pieces

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.

Darren MacPherson hand painted chess set lilac v brown

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.

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

Darren MacPherson hand painted chess set Green v Neon Pink
Darren MacPherson hand painted chess pieces and Little Ronin 2014 extract

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