Davina Chapman

1992 QEST Mobil Oil Company Ltd Scholar - Calligraphy

During her 35-year career as a calligrapher and lettering artist, Davina has worked on event stationery, awards, memorial books, wall pieces, private commissions, TV & other media. Her regular clientele includes events organisers, institutions such as the Royal Academy of Arts, The National Gallery, Barnardos, QEST, The Costa Book Awards and several international corporations. She has also participated in presentations to members of the Royal Family.

Davina also demonstrates variations of the italic hand at the international Writing Equipment Shows in London. Davina’s QEST Scholarship in 1992 enabled her to receive invaluable tuition from Craft Masters and attend various international workshops and symposiums which gave her the skill and confidence to attract such interesting clients and commissions.

Memorable career highlights include being chosen to display pieces for the Fortnum & Mason 2012 Diamond Jubilee exhibition (and the privilege of being presented to Her Majesty The Queen); involvement in QEST’s wedding present for The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge; and the spectacular Ortega society wedding in Spain, 2018.