Royal Northamptonshire artist and Staunch supporter selling work to stop Nene Valley warehouse developments

The exhibition of original art will take place this Sunday

A Titchmarsh-born artist once commissioned by the Royal Family will sell her work to help fight the development of 289 acres of farmland near Thrapston.

Daphne Winsor, who now lives in nearby Islip, will hold the sale at the church to raise money for Staunch (Save Titchmarsh and Upper Nene Countryside and Habitats).

Fields close to her home village have been earmarked by developers for warehousing and industrial use and she says that the sale is her way of helping.

She said: “The Nene Valley is truly a magical place. I feel quite strongly about plans for massive warehouses being built, destroying the calm and beauty of the Nene Valley, which is full of bird life and wild flower habitats, plus the fact valuable farm land will be lost.”

Born, christened and married in Titchmarsh, Daphne first took up oil painting later moving onto watercolours to give a ‘fresher look to landscape’.

After working as a commercial artist/draughtperson at a Thrapston firm she ran adult education art classes for more than 30 years in Islip, Thrapston, Islip, Woodford and Raunds.

The more than 70 paintings, mainly mounted watercolour landscapes – 20 framed – have been inspired by nature.

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