This is the smallest of our four categories of Academician, but one that represents a diverse group of artists: from founder member Richard Yeo (Chief Engraver at the Royal Mint) to Allen Jones and Eileen Cooper.
Stephen Chambers RA
Stephen Chambers studied at Winchester School of Art from 1978 to 1979 and then at St Martin's School of Art from 1979 to 1982. He graduated with a Masters from Chelsea School of Art in 1983. Chambers won many scholarships and awards, including a Rome Scholarship, a Fellowship at Winchester School of Art, and a Mark Rothko Memorial Trust Travelling Award.
More recently, he has collaborated on three dance projects with the Royal Ballet: Sleeping with Audrey (1996), Room of Cooks (1997, 1999) and This House Will Burn (2001). According to the artist, his work 'speaks of states of mind, behaviours and sensibilities.' Critics have praised Chamber's use of colour and his painterly exploration of his medium.
I see making prints as a fusion of the handmade and the computer-assisted – a collision of the analogue and the digital.