Born in Warwickshire, Daphne wished from childhood to draw and paint, but it was not until she came to West Cornwall that she was able to fulfill her ambitions.

From 1981 until 2005 she worked in textiles, teaching and making quilts alongside her husband, the textile and quiltmaker, Pepe TURNER. Their first joint venture was Windmill Patchworks at Launceston, which they established in 1984. There they offered fabrics, ethnic clothing, a vegetarian cafe and a classroom offering instruction in patchwork quilt-making.

In 1989 they moved their business to St Ives and set up Westgate Patchworks near the harbour. Two years later they opened in larger premises offering residential textile courses.  Moving out of St Ives to Ludgvan, and continuing their classes, it was not until 2005 that they opened Carvossa Studio Gallery beside their home where they would show Daphne's paintings, maintain a set of working studios, and continue to offer classes.

Daphne wasted no time in developing her impulse to paint, and from 1992-3 she completed courses in Art & Design, and Painting One. From 1994-2010 she was a student of life classes and personal workshops at the St Ives School of Painting. In 2009-10 she received instruction in printmaking from the Handprint Studios, at Trewidden Gardens, Penzance, subsequently pursuing a concentrated period of creating prints using texture, colour and atmosphere in imaginative ways.

In her later years she began to exhibit her paintings widely, and she and Pepe gave generously of their time to charities and art shows in a variety of venues, for the community good.


Painter, printmaker, textile artist, teacher

works and access

Hypatia Collection of Women's Art

Carvossa Studio Gallery, Lower Quarter, Ludgvan, Penzance (Weekend openings)



2000:  Affordable Art Fair, Battersea & Olympia

2004-5:  Falmouth Arts Centre

2005: Rainyday Gallery, Penzance

2005-6: Porthminster Gallery, St Ives

2005-9: Penwith Society of Arts; St Ives Society of Artists

2008-9:  Openspace Gallery, Penryn

2006/7/8/9/10: Art Fairs: Battersea, Bristol, Cambridge, Dublin; Open Studios: Cornwall

2009/10  Westcott Gallery, St Ives

2009:  Martins Gallery, Cheltenham

2010: 'Common Ground' with work by Daphne & Pepe, Judy COLLINS and Peter WRAY, Carvossa Studio, Ludgvan

Open Studios Cornwall 2011; 2012; 2013; 2016; 2017; 2018




Penwith Society of Arts



Artist's CV: WCAA file

CommonGround leaflet and invitation cards, illustrated, 2010