The last year and a half, since my Solo Exhibition in Earlscourt, I have worked non stop on commissions till end of January this year.
All a joy to do and at times most challenging but nevertheless unique one off pieces as usual!
The one I’m most proud of is one I cannot disclose fully as it is for a future poster for a film called Garden of Eden based on the life of Ernest Hemingway. However I can give you snippets which you will find by clicking here:
2017 was a monumental year! I got married in July to my fabulous soulmate Algie who I had got to know over a period of three years before we went up the Isle! We actually met in the church we still attend St Augustines in South Kensington and got married there.
I then had the largest one woman Exhibition I have ever had in Earlscourt in October. 2 years of work and it was amazing!
Sold lots more paintings and officially launched Daphne Lorenzo Lamps. These are all one off very quirky unusual Lamp made with lost and found objects and vintage collectibles. I design theatrical opulent lampshades to match. They went down a storm. See the video (right) of the evening if you have 5 mins.
Since the Exhibition, I have been working on various commissions.
One went to Singapore, one went to Lebanon and another to Dubai. All for one lovely client.
I also did an Indonesian Wedding for another client and friend.
Recently I have been fortunate to work on a commission for a Poster of a Film, based on one of Ernest Hemingways books, which I hope to have finished at the end of August. It is huge! Lots of exotic foliage, fruit, vegetation and the sea amongst other things. All the things I love to paint!
Then, I will be concentrating on smaller paintings to exhibit at the November Wimbledon Art Studios annual Exhibition along with some new lamps.
Feel very blessed!
Following on from my successful exhibition in Earlscourt October 2017 which you can view under film footage, I have had numerous commissions and it’s been a joy to know that one has gone to Lebanon, another to Dubai, another to Singapore and at present I have been working on an Indonesian Wedding scene. My next commission is for a Film which will encompass all my tropical jungle style of work which I love and can’t wait to get into.
So… watch this space!!
Daphne Stephenson has spent a year and a half preparing for this exclusive Exhibition. She is well known for her Primitive Naive style of Folk and Visionary Art but is bringing in a surprising new twist. The launch of a unique collection of theatrical flamboyant lamps made with lost and found objects and vintage collectables along side her paintings. This Exhibition promises to be not only exciting but inspiring and thought provoking.
Daphne has always been in love with Tropical scenes, Birds of Paradise and Lush Vegetation. Influenced by her early years living abroad, inspired by extensive travels through India and Africa and having lived and spent much time in Europe, she brings an eclectic mix of different cultures and backgrounds into every area of her work with an air of charm, wit and sophistication.
She has been particularly influenced by her time in the Bahamas, Bermuda, The Seychelles and Jamaica and this is evident in her Island paintings in the show.
“I love to create beautiful things that can transform and a space and give a room a complete facelift ”
The Exhibition ‘Let There be Light’ is only showing for just over a week from the 13th to the 22nd October. The Gallery will be open from 1pm to 8pm after the Preview night.
238 Old Brompton Gallery, Old Brompton Rd, Earlscourt SW5 ODE.
I have spent the last year and half painting and working towards a One Woman Show with one thing in mind.
To promote Gods Truth, Love and Glory in my work and therefore transfer a little bit of his goodness and wonder into the world.
I even got married in July 2017 to a wonderful Jamaican to my complete surprise and everyone else’s!
My best friend in the world!!
It’s no surprise we married, because I have always been in love with painting Caribean and Tropical Scenes, Birds, and Lush vegetarian. Influenced by my early years living in Pakistan and my extensive travels through India and Africa, I always marvelled at the beauty of nature in these places and in particular my times in the Bahamas, Bermuda, The Seychelles and Jamaica. Always trying to capture and share some of the magical world we live in.
I thank God for the gifts and talents and support he has given me without which all this would not have been possible.
It has not always been easy as I have had to weave my way through various bouts of ill health and have had to give in many a time, but I have got here bit by bit one step at a time and won’t give up.
With love and blessings