Click to view DSH December 2023 exhibition ‘La Grande Bellezza Del Paessaggio’

Click to view DSH December 2023 exhibition ‘La Grande Bellezza Del Paessaggio’

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". The practice of painting outdoors informs her studio practice and enhances the use of colour and light in her portraits.


Daisy Painting General Sir Mark Carlton Smith KCB, CBE.


Close up of Daisys portrait “Ausra”

Portrait commission of Natasha, captured in Daisys London studio.


Portrait commission of Captain Odlum

Portrait commission of Iona

Lake Thun, Daisys largest work at her sell out Solo exhibition 2022 at Portland Gallery, London.

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Daisy 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


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.


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


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

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


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

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

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!


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

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

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.


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.

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Upcoming & Current Exhibitions

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

Exhibitions and Awards


Solo exhibition “La Grande Bellezza del Paesaggio”Rossetti Studios

Portland Gallery Solo Exhibition "Into the light"

Shortlisted for the Ruth Borchade Self-Portrait Prize and exhibiting at The Atkinson Museum, Southport

McEwan Gallery 49th Summer Exhibition

British Plein Air Painters - "A Plein Air Vision" October 31st-November 5th 2023 at RWS Gallery


Portland Gallery Solo Exhibition 'From London to the Alps'
"Ausra" exhibiting at Philip Mould Gallery, Pall Mall


Art For Youth Exhibition, Mall Galleries (Awarded the Diana Brooks Prize)
Chelsea Arts Society, 340 King's Road, London
Colour and Light, British Plein Air Painters, Mall Galleries, London
The Spring Exhibition, Portland Gallery, London


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)


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


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


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)


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


The Waterside Gallery, St Mawes, Cornwall, UK


Sargent Today At Morgan Hall, Fairford, Private Collection, UK


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


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