Daphne McClure was born in 1930 in Helston Cornwall. She attended both the Central School of Art and Hornsey College of Art. A short period working at The Royal Opera House in the mid 1970s preceded her return to Cornwall. In 1995 The Tate Gallery in St Ives commissioned Daphne to produce a piece of work to include in its opening exhibition. In 2005 Daphne was invited to Connecticut where she was artist in residence at the Josef Albers Foundation.
Now working from her studio in West Penwith, Daphne has had regular exhibitions within the county and produces pictures inspired by her surroundings. Known especially for her distinctive boats Daphne’s work which perfectly balances simplicity and complexity is avidly sought by discerning collectors.