Grafton Show inspires Daphne's art
DAPHNE Maughan is at her happiest when she has a blank canvas in front of her and a paint brush in hand.
While she is a relatively late starter when it comes to painting, it has grown to an intense passion and labour of love.
“I have only been painting for about eight years, and entering my work in the Grafton Show for about five years,” Daphne said.
“I got into it by doing folk art with acrylics, and painting just grew from there for me.”
This year, Daphne has entered four works in the Grafton Show.
“My favourite work that I have entered this year is a seascape,” she said.
“It is an oil painting and I am very pleased with how it turned out,” Daphne said.
Daphne has been successful at the show in the past and said it was nice to get positive comments about her work.
The latest piece to earn Daphne a first place ribbon at the Grafton Show was an abstract work, entered a few years ago.
To hone, improve and expand her skills, Daphne attends an art class every week with Noleen Weeks.
“Noleen's class is excellent. I have learnt and improved so much through that practice and constructive criticism.
“However, you are always the biggest critic of your own work,” she said.
“I also find that painting is another great way to express yourself, and capture the things you love.”