biography

Daphne Sandham was born and brought up inNorth London.  The family moved in her teens to Northamptonshire, whence to Leicester Polytechnic in the late sixties - a lively time - to do a Dip A D Fine Art.  After a year out,' painting landscapes and portraits, she went back to London to the Royal Academy Schools for three years postgraduate, drawing and painting from the figure, and practicing etching and lithography in the print workshop.

She moved to the seaside in 1982 and now lives with her partner and an assortment of pets in a large rambling house and garden overlooking the estuary on one side and the open sea on the other.  She paints landscapes portraits in oil, watercolours, makes pots and continues printmaking.  Harwich is where you catch the boat for Holland and Germany and when they were little the children used to say there really were ferries at the bottom of the garden ......