The Talking Trees Of England: The Old Rascal
by Stephen Chambers RA
This limited edition etching by Stephen Chambers RA celebrates the 250th anniversary of the Royal Academy of Arts. The Old Rascal is one of four prints in a series called The Talking Trees of England.
Produced as an edition of 40, each print is signed and numbered by the artist.
|Dimensions||28 x 33cm|
|Fabric & material||Etching|
|Artist VAT Number||GB 977 8962 30|
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"I have often thought that if a tree could talk it would have multiple tales to tell. They have hearts, limbs and crowns after all."
The personification of trees is at the heart of Stephen Chambers' series The Talking Trees of England. Chambers’ subjects are knowing and mischievous; they provide shelter, or a place to hide, and represent longevity and the great tradition of the English countryside.
The RA Editions programme generates valuable revenue for the RA and in particular the RA Schools.
Printmaking has always been central to Stephen Chambers’ artistic output. Using his distinctive visual language he depicts enigmatic characters often inspired by those who reside in the pages of fiction or from various eras of history. The Old Rascal is one of his new series, The Talking Trees of England, which includes four small-scale prints that explore the personification of trees. They were produced at Nutmeg Studios in south east London. Chambers’ trees are knowing and mischievous; they provide shelter, or a place to hide, and represent longevity and the great tradition of the English countryside. In the artist’s own words, ‘I have often thought that if a tree could talk it would have multiple tales to tell. They have hearts, limbs and crowns after all.’
All proceeds from sales of this work go directly to support the non-profit-making areas of the Royal Academy, particularly the RA Schools
About Stephen Chambers RA
Stephen Chambers RA trained at Central St Martin's and Chelsea School of Art in London and graduated with a Masters from Chelsea School of Art in 1983. He won many scholarships and awards, including a Rome Scholarship, a Fellowship at Winchester School of Art, and a Mark Rothko Memorial Trust Travelling Award.
Chambers has previously collaborated on three dance projects with the Royal Ballet: 'Sleeping... Go to artist page