Daphne Côté was born in Camrose, Alberta. She received her BFA degree from the University of Alberta where she majored in painting and minored in drawing. She has been painting and drawing since she was a small child and as a teenager started winning awards and commissions. While her work is primarily focused on figurative subject matter she also ventures into landscape, cityscapes, and still life. She currently works out of her home based studio in Stony Plain, Alberta with her loving and supportive family. Daphne continues to educate herself through traveling to art galleries and participating in major art conferences. She has been instructing art since 2004. She has won awards from the Portrait Society of Canada and the Portrait Society of America. Her work is carried by the Art Gallery of Alberta. As well as gallery pieces, she also creates commissioned and public art works.