Bookham : Surrey
Padden RMS NDD
(1927 - 2009)
Padden was born in London on 21st May 1927 the daughter of Percy Padden ARCA and
educated at Rosebery County School. Daphne attended the Epsom & Ewell School of
Art. After college she became a freelance designer, producing posters and publicity
material for the British Transport Commission, the Post Office Savings Bank, the
British Diabetic Society, ROSPA, P&O, Trust House Forte and British European Airways.
"Barn Owls by their Nest
watercolour 6 x 5 inches
on the Rocks 1999"
watercolour 9 x 8.5 inches
and Dasies 2002"
watercolour 6 x 7.5 inches
3.5 x 4.5 inches
watercolour 3 x 3.25 inches
Flight of the Barn Owl 2000"
5.5 x 12 inches
In 1976 she
took up painting "for Art's sake" working in watercolour where her delicate touch
in both line and colour give all her paintings a whimsical feel. Whether it is
her studies of wildlife or landscape, the viewers' eye is always drawn to the
natural balance and extraordinary detail that Daphne achieves. She was elected
a member of the Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers in
1984. Her work was exhibited in galleries throughout the South East and London.
Daphne died on 27th Sept 2009 but the inner peace that was reflected in her work
by her true understanding and feeling for her subject remains with us still.
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