Black Headed Gulls Harwich, Oil on canvas, 90 x 90 cm


Roller Derby, Oil on canvas, 90 x 90 cm


Epsom Races, Oil on canvas 4 x 20 x 20 cm


An Acronymic Alphabet, Printed book A5, 15 x 10.5 x 0.5 cm


Daphne Sandham

Born and brought up in North London, in my teens my family moved to Northamptonshire whence to Leicester Polytechnic, then back to London to the Royal Academy Schools for three years postgraduate, drawing and painting from the figure, and practicing etching and lithography in the print workshop.

I moved to the seaside in 1982 and now live and work in a rambling house and garden overlooking the estuary on one side and the open sea on the other. I paint in oils and watercolours, make ceramics and continue printmaking. Currently exploring the moving image with 3 series of paintings, flying seagulls, roller derby and horse racing. I have recently published a book, “An Acronymic Alphabet Arousing Ardent Amore” featuring 28 of my saucy etchings. Harwich is where you catch the boat for Holland and Germany and when they were little the children used to say there really were ferries at the bottom of the garden...

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