Daisy Sims Hilditch
Harbour at Port-en-Bessin in the Morning Light
Medium: Oil on Linen
Size without frame: 10 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches
Size with frame: 16 x 14 inches
Daisy is a figurative painter based in London.
Born in 1991 Daisy was brought up in Wiltshire and it was there that she began drawing and painting as a child. She developed a keen interest in plein air painting from an early age after visiting the Musee de L’orangerie in Paris as a teenager. She left feeling totally captivated by the paintings of the impressionists.
Daisy has since painted around the world in locations such as Morocco and Italy, creating a large body of work. Daisy says, “I get excited by the changing light, whether it be stormy skies in Cornwall or light at the crack of dawn in Florence”.
In her early years Daisy’s portrait of her grandfather was in the top 20 of the Saatchi Gallery and Daily Telegraph’s School Art Prize and was exhibited in the Saatchi Gallery.
Having spent the past four years undertaking a rigorous training in sight-size portraiture at the Charles H Cecil studios in Florence, Daisy has developed a passionate appreciation for painting from life. She also loves being out in the open and paints her landscapes en plein air.
Daisy was delighted to win the Gordon Hulson Memorial Prize for draughtsmanship, variety and exploration at the recent Royal Society of British Artists annual exhibition at the Mall Galleries, February 2020.