Ever since she was a child, Daphne has been very attuned to relationships between people or within groups, often homing in on the small gestures or physical interactions that give away far more than words ever could.
Although Daphne has concentrated on her structured compositions over the last few years, her observations of the human form and human interactions have developed as a parallel track. These works range from skilled gestural works in pen/wash or mixed media, to far more detailed pencil works and painted portraits and groups. A small selection can be seen below:
You’re always in my window. 1995. Oil on board. Private Collection.
Untitled. 1986. Mixed Media on paper. Framed. Private collection
Figures with Birds. 1995. Oil on card, framed. Private Collection.
The Waiting Game. 1990. Oil on canvas, wooden frame.
Untitled. 1995. Oil on card, wooden frame with glass.
Susannah & The Elders. 2006. Oil on card, wooden frame with glass
Untitled. 1995. Oil on card. Wooden frame with glass.
Spanish Interlude. 1983. Gouache on paper. Laquered frame with glass.
The Proposal. 1996. Ink & Wash on paper. Distressed silver & gilt frame, with glass.
Meditating. 1999. Mixed media. Wooden frame with glass. Private collection
Untitled. 2012. Gouached on paper. Black frame with glass.
Two Women. 1984. Pencil on paper. Gilt frame with glass