Burley Village Hall
Open Daily 10am - 5pm including Sundays
September 8th to 23rd 2012
Tel: 01983 856236
Website: www.daphneellman.co.uk Email: email@example.com
Daphne has a great empathy with the countryside, be it landscape, flora or fauna, and this has recently been extended to interiors. These interests are reflected in the varied subject matter that she paints. Several years ago she was invited to become a member of the Society of Women Artists, and is an active committee member of the Romsey Art Group. Her chosen medium is predominantly acrylics, although she is equally at ease with water colour and pen and wash.
At present Daphne is working freelance and has works published by various producers such as Royal Doulton, Staffordshire Potteries, J. Arthur Dixon, Hallmark, Waddingtons etc. Examples of her art are distributed internationally, and original paintings are in collections world-wide and also available in galleries in the south of England.
Despite the demand for finished artworks, Daphne has time to tutor students under the Adult Education umbrella and privately. She also gives demonstrations and runs workshops for art groups and weekend courses on location. Writings, include articles in Leisure Painter magazine and booklets produced for her students.
Daphne's genealogy is reported to extend back to a relationship to the great Sir Joshua Reynolds: indeed most generations of her ancestry included poets or painters. She started painting seriously herself when she gave up working in a bank to start a family, and once smitten by the success of her endeavours has become a prolific and dedicated artist spanning twenty years plus. Indeed there is nothing she likes more now than to paint, working mostly in her studio, although forays with the family (including dogs) into the countryside are never taken without sketchpads, paints and cameras.