Daren was born in the Bronx, New York of African American and Puerto Rican parents. Legally blind in his left eye, he is the third generation artist from his family and he "knew I was an artist at six years old". Daren is fortunate to have his father and grandfather as mentors and inspiration.
Daren's grandfather, William Chambers, made his reputation as a painter of the Harlem Renaissance and studied at the Art Student League in New York City where he met and worked with lauded painter Joseph Delaney. Beauford's younger brother, Joseph, was also a noted painter. His older brother was Beauford Delaney, an American modernist painter. He is remembered for his work with the Harlem Renaissance in the 1930s and 1940s, as well as his later works in abstract expressionism following his move to Paris in the 1950s. William Chambers is among the first African American artists to exhibit at the newly established Studio Museum in Harlem, and Guggenheim Museum in the late 1960's.
After studying art throughout high school, Daren later connected and fell in love with jazz music, which is a common theme in his early work. Chambers paintings explode with striking colors and texture that represent the rhythm, movement and energy Chambers finds in his beloved jazz. Chambers has exhibited throughout the tri-state area. His work is in public and private collections throughout the country. With the advent of the Passages exhibition Chambers has begun to explore cultural themes associated with his Latin and African American heritage.Daren Chambers's Website