Daphne Stephenson

Daphne is passionate about Naive art. Apart from her own painting, she collects it, represented Britain at The European Festival of Naive Art in France and was Chairman of The Association of British Naive Artists.

Daphne Stephenson has a wealth of experience in the world of art & design and is well known for her Primitive-Naive style of art.

"There is no other Art as raw, honest and engaging as true self-taught Naive Art. It is well recognised and collected in much of Europe and the United States but Britain has some catching up to do. It has fetched some of the highest prices in Auction Houses to this day; Lowry and Rousseau to name but a few"

"Naive artists make an appearance when art becomes too precious or too clever. Someone with a natural gift, untrained, comes along and overturns everybody's preconceived notions, and makes us rethink and return to a pre-renaissance naturalism" Alan Bowness

Enjoy navigating through the pages of her Gallery where you will find a collection of her latest work.

April 2012 Update

Since the mixed exhibition in October with my three sisters there have been continuing commissions and sales related to our exhibition which have exceeded all our expectations. I am so pleased to have a handful of clients that collect my work.

I gave the months of January, February and March to designing, editing and producing The Association of Britsh Naives book on behalf of all our members along with Judy Joel. A lot of hard work but worth it all. Hopefully we will be able to publish our work in a series of books once every two or three years with our wonderful printers The Colourhouse.

I had a long awaited for family holiday in India after Christmas which gave me the energy to produce the book and if that wasn’t enough, I have just come back from almost a month in The Seychelles painting and working with the church a bit. All paid for by the way. Spoiled beyond belief! So now I am off to Devon, to oversee an exhibition with The Association of British Naives at Delamore House. They have put on exhibitions for 10 years and this year we are their guests of honour. They expect 10,000 people to walk through the doors over the month of May. How exciting. We will also be launching our book and the press will be coming and doing some big features. An auctioneer recently advised people on the radio to invest in Naive Art because he reckons it IS the new genre which we believe in too.

Bye for now,

Daphne

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