Born in the tranquil Channel Island of Guernsey, between England and France, British painter and designer Stephen De La Mare studied in London as a Set, Costume and Lighting Designer for the Theatre; he continues to be actively involved in Theatre on both an amateur and professional level.
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 and 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 and Manchester, Warwick Castle, Ideal Homes, BBC Homes -NEC and Madame Tussaud's.Stephen also takes trompe l'oeil workshops and is currently head the Expressive Arts faculty at a London School. In addition to his Mural, Theatrical, Design and Teaching work, Stephen exhibits Dance paintings in SW France and Mermaid Paintings in Florida.