Born in the tranquil Channel Island of Guernsey ( between England and France), Stephen De La Mare studied in London as a Set, Costume & Lighting Designer for the Theatre; he continues to be actively involved in Theatre on both an amateur and professional level.
A former Resident Artist at a commercial Art Gallery, De La Mare combined his Theatre and Art together by exchanging a comfortable chair for scaffolding. Moving to England via France in the search for bigger walls to paint and areas to design, he has been very fortunate to find some rather impressive ones. Specialising in amusement parks & themed public areas; his quirky, often satirical work can be seen in England at :
Alton Towers Hotel and Theme Park, Chessington World of Adventures, Thorpe Park, The New Butlins'-Bogner, Skegness and Minehead, The Science Museum -London & Manchester, Warwick Castle, Ideal Homes, BBC Homes -NEC, & Madame Tussaud's.
Stephen also takes trompe l'oeil workshops and is currently changing from Head of Drama at Gravesend Grammar School to head the Expressive Arts faculty at Cleeve Park School in Kent.
In addition to his Mural, Theatrical, Design & Teaching work, Stephen exhibits Dance paintings in SW France & Mermaid Paintings in Florida.