Original water colour by Daphne Padden entitled Woodland Footbridge. Mounted in gold finished frame, which is slightly damaged. The label indicates this painting to be D455P. Approximate size of picture is 6″ x 4″.
Daphne Padden (1927-2009). Studied at Epsom & Ewell School of Art receiving the National Diploma in Design for painting. As a freelance graphic designer produced posters nad publicity for the British Transport Commission, Post Office, Savings Bank, RoSPA, P&O – Orient Lines, British European Airways & packaging design for Unilever and Marks & Spencer. It is this work that is probably best known for.
Several series of postage stamp designs depicting fruit, flowers and butterflies were commission by the Crown Agents for overseas territories. Her first exhibition of watercolours was held in Bourne Hall Museum Gallery, Ewell Village in 1976. Paintings were subsequently exhibited at galleries in Reigate, Guildford, Horley, Chester, Wimbledon Village and London. Miniatures were accepted by the Royal Society of Miniature painters, Sculptors & Gravers in 1978. The artist became a an Associate of the Society in 1981 and a member in 1984.