Daphne Hurn was born and brought up in rural Berkshire. She moved to Wales in 1962 where she lived in Pembrokeshire for many years and now lives in Abergavenny in Monmouthshire.
She is concerned with the feel of place and time, of remote and isolated buildings and structures, places shaped by their history and use. As well as the expected subjects of farms, tracks, derelict houses, lighthouses and beach huts she also captures tents, boats, observatories, radio telescopes and defence structures such as sound mirrors. She uses an unusual painting technique to create her extraordinary images.
Daphne studied Fine Art at Newport, Wales where she also took up stone carving. She exhibits regularly with the Watercolour Society of Wales and has had shows across Wales where her work is much sought after.