Portrait of Daphne Padden (above) painted by her father.
British Artist Daphne Padden was born on 21st May 1927, the daughter of Percy Padden
who was also an travel poster illustrator working in the 20’s and 30’s.
Her strongest work (in my mind) is the work she created from the late 50’s to the mid 70’s,
working for M&S, Trust House Forte,the Post Office Savings Bank, British European Airways
and most famously the British Transport Commission,
and in particular the Royal Blue Coach Services.
During the late 70’s she changed direction and became a fine artist, painting in a
completely different style altogether, sadly she passed away in September of last year.
to keep amazing artists such as Daphne remembered in the public eye.
As a great update to this post, one kind Fishink blog reader Aiden. shared a miniature he has of Daphne’s work. So interesting to see her range of styles. Thanks Aiden.