Daisy Radcliffe Beresford (née Clague) studied at Heatherley's School of art and the Royal Academy Schools where she won 3 silver and 2 bronze medals. She specialised in portraits, landscapes and interiors and exhibited regularly from 1904-1938, including the Royal Academy where she exhibited 12 paintings. She married Frank Ernest Beresford in 1910, a fellow student at the RA Schools and an official war artist. They had two daughters, Averil and also Vivian who later became the sculptor Vivian Bartholomew. The Beresfords lived at 28 Grove End Road, St John's Wood, near the Reid-Dicks at 16 Maida Vale, where she painted, the sculptor, Sir William Reid-Dick's younger daughter Ann..