Daisy Sims Hilditch
Daisy is a portrait and landscape painter specialising in painting from life.

Daisy's portraits are painted from life, to capture the personality and spirit of her subject in a painterly and fluid way. She also loves being out in the open and paints her landscapes en plein air.

Daisy is proud to be featured in Tatler's 'Contemporary Artists to Know' article, read it in full here.




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“Daisy is an extremely versatile painter in the landscape and portrait traditions working both in plein air as the Impressionists before her and in the studio on ‘sight-size’ portraits of remarkable naturalism and elegance. Stylistically her handling of the medium is both painterly and refined in its application. In this respect she is an artist who understands how to control and manipulate paint in order to achieve portraits of astounding intimacy and beauty” — Philip Mould - leading British Art and Old Masters specialist

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I am 50 years old this year and George and Simi have just given me the most wonderful present I have ever received in my life. Daisy Sims Hilditch has caught George in a way that reminds me of John Singer Sargent or Nicky Philipps. I am a lucky man and I love this painting - simple happiness.

Piers
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A short email to say that the Portland Gallery sent the painting to me before Christmas and I am delighted with it. A stunning piece of work now hanging in our Sitting Room. Thank you

Anne
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Happy to report the painting arrived earlier this morning and I have just unwrapped to check there was no damage, I am utterly thrilled with it and can’t wait to gift it to my husband on Christmas day.

Charlie Sharpley
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I’ve only recently discovered your family, and accounts online. I just feel to commend you and your family in the way you have invested your exceptional talents. Not only do you all create and present the beauty in your life’s work, your character and etiquette in communication is also much appreciated. I’d say your family and their accomplishments are a national treasure as is your beautiful artwork.
God bless you all

Caroline
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Just to say that the painting has arrived at its new home safely this morning. I am ABSOLUTELY THRILLED with it!!!! It looks super in the spot i had envisaged for it and we will all see it as we walk up the stairs, so it will be much enjoyed. That room looks so inviting!

Clare Fitzpatrick
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Just wanted you to know the painting arrived safely and how thrilled I am. It is beautiful and will have pride of place in the entrance hall for all to see

Caroline Raw
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So much beauty in your pictures...not just dimly lit sight-size (which is fab too)....but shades of Constable, Bonnington Girtin. Love your colours and your darned good taste - more please!

John
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We had driven off ....really happy that Sophie at Portland Gallery gave us a call to tell us you were going to come. The painting will always have a special connection for us.

So delighted we are, that we have just bought ‘The Salute from Gondola Pier’ from Glebe Gallery. Your paintings are very arresting. All three of us love the colours, the restraint and the lightness in your paintings and are going to enjoy them everyday.

..... and now I will be eagerly waiting for your next trip to Switzerland, more than my own trip.

Bela Pakrash
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I am absolutely thrilled with my beautiful painting.

Thank you too for the wonderful cards you popped in - that was so kind of you. It was so lovely to meet you on Friday and see your studio

Gemma Allwood
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Happy describes nothing. Tears filled my eyes when I opened the package. You captured his spirit incredibly, especially his look.

You can’t imagine how grateful to you I am.

Natasha
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I just wanted to say thank you for the fabulous painting. It arrived safely before Christmas. The whole family are absolutely blown away by it and when I unwrapped it, it actually made me cry... in a good way.
At the moment it’s hanging in our bedroom so I can be transported to Cornwall as soon as I wake up. The light and texture is just beautiful. I really hope that we make it to Pendower beach this summer.
Keep up the good work.

Zoe
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Upcoming & Current Exhibitions

13-19 September 2021 - Chelsea Art Society, 340 King's Road, Chelsea

January 2022 - Solo Exhibition at The Portland Gallery, London

Daisy being awarded the Gordon Hulson Memorial prize by Will Compertz at the Royal Society of British Artists 2020.

"Dahlias, Parrot Tulips and Eucalyptus" hanging at the Christmas Exhibition 2020 at the Portland Gallery, London.

Exhibitions and Awards

2021

Chelsea Arts Society, 340 King's Road, London
Colour and Light, British Plein Air Painters, Mall Galleries, London
The Spring Exhibition, Portland Gallery, London

2020

The Winter show, The Portland Gallery, London
Two-person exhibition, Glebe Gallery, Wiltshire
British Art Portfolio, Group Exhibition (Online)
The Society of Women Artists (Online)
The Royal Society of Marine Artists, Mall Galleries, London
Summer Exhibition, McEwan Gallery, Scotland
Summer Exhibition, Green & Stone Gallery, London
Summer Exhibition 2020, Glebe Gallery, Wiltshire
Award Winning Artists Exhibition, The Mall Galleries, London
The Hampshire Art Fair, Nadia Waterfield Fine Art, Hampshire
The Royal Society of British Artists Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London (Awarded The Gordon Hulson Memorial Prize)

2019

Solo studio exhibition, “Light & Life”, London, UK
Bruton Antiques Fair, UK

Out of the Shadows, Group Exhibition, 54 The Gallery, Mayfair, UK
Group show, JP Art Consultancy, London, UK

Summer Exhibition, Green and Stone Gallery, Chelsea, London, UK
Chelsea Arts Society Annual Exhibition, Chelsea Town Hall, London, UK
Summer Exhibition, McEwan Gallery, Ballater, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

2018

Chelsea Art Society Annual Exhibition, London, UK

Philip Mould ‘Plant Life’ auction, Chelsea Pensioners’ Hospital & Kensington Palace, London, UK
Capturing The Moment - Brit Pleinair, Group Exhibition including Ken Howard RA, Fred Cumin RA, Peter Brown NEAC & David Curtis, Menier Gallery, London, UK

Summer Exhibition, McEwan Gallery, Ballater, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

2017-2018

The Royal Society of Women Artists Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries
Fresh Paint Millennials Group Exhibition, Fine Art Commissions Gallery, St James’ London, UK (Winner of Golden Buzzer Prize)

2016

The Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London, UK
BP Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK

2014-present

The Waterside Gallery, St Mawes, Cornwall, UK

2015

Sargent Today Exhibition, Private Collection, Cotswolds, UK

2013

Prince’s Trust Auction, Assembly Rooms, Bath, UK (Achieved highest bid)

2012

The Telegraph’s Schools Art Prize, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK