Daphne Stephenson was born in Holland but during her early childhood the family travelled extensively. When she was 11 they settled in Kent. Once she left school she spent some time in India and Africa before studying metalwork in Vienna. Work as a commercial artist in London followed. She has had a career in textiles, and as a freelance enameller, and for several years taught art to GCSE and 'A' Level students. Formerly chairman, she continues to play a major role in the running of the Association of British Naive Artists, exhibiting regularly at the Mariners Gallery, St Ives.
In 2010 Daphne moved to Cornwall. Together with Judy JOEL, she published a book in 2012 on the Association of British Naive Artists. Her work has been acquired by private collections throughout the UK and Europe, as well as South Africa, the USA and the Caribbean. Her largest collection of 12 paintings hangs in Nassau, Bahamas.
Naive painter who works in oils and mixed media
works and access
Indian Summer; The Pope's Flying Visit; Green French Bustier
2008: Royal Academy
2011: 'The Female Perspective' Group show, Chapel Gallery, Gulval, April-May
Association of British Naive Artists
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