As a painter Daphne McClure work draws on the rich artistic heritage of Cornwall whilst maintaining a highly contemporary and painterly feel on canvas. She is widely known for her beautifully naïve depictions of life in Cornwall, and her home in Penzance, in particular, provides the inspiration for her most well-known and distinctive work.
Daphne McClure was born in Helston, Cornwall, in 1930. She attended the Hornsey College of Art and the Central School of Art before returned home to Cornwall where she now paints full time from her studio. In 1995, Tate St. Ives commissioned her to design a piece of work to exhibit for its first exhibition. in 2005 she was invited to Connecticut, USA, for an artist's residency. Her work is now widely recognised and found in many private collections worldwide.