Daisy Sims Hilditch

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HRH The Princess Royal presenting an original DSH pleinair landscape as a prize to the winner of the Advanced Class at the Gatcombe Festival of British Eventing

A huge honour to see HRH the Princess Royal giving an original Daisy Sims-Hilditch painting to Shane Rose, the winner of the Gatcombe Horse Trials Advanced Class. The painting, titled ‘Autumn Fields ‘ was painted on a beautiful evening, near Alderton which captures the rolling clouds and dramatic seasonal light perfectly.

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Daisy donates a portrait commission to Philip Mould’s Charity ‘Plant Life’ which received the higgest bidding of the evening!

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“The acclaimed portrait painter Daisy Sims Hilditch is offering a unique opportunity for the successful bidder to sit for a head and shoulders (bust) length painting in oil. Having graduated as a star pupil from the prestigious Charles H Cecil Studio in Florence, Daisy has exhibited in the National Portrait Gallery, her arresting work Alessandra […]

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January pleinair painting in Wengen, Switzerland

I’ve just returned from painting in a beautiful mountain village in Switzerland. We were lucky with the beautiful sunshine at the beginning of the trip but I have to say I was jumping for joy when the snow finally covered the pine trees and meadows. I’m overjoyed with my new aluminium easel which made things a lot […]

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Exhibition at Gallery Midnight, London

This month saw five of Daisy’s paintings exhibiting in London at Gallery Midnight. The works were selected by Caroline Horn, who is known for her skill in spotting new talent across a wide variety of styles and subjects. The artworks showcase Daisy’s love for plein air painting with three works depicting scenes from Florence and […]

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Selected for the 2016 BP Portrait Awards

Daisy’s portrait “Alessandra” (pictured right) has been selected to exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery as part of the 2016 BP Portrait award. The portrait was painted over a period of 7 weeks from life under natural light, using the sight size method. Working over a period of seven weeks allowed Daisy to capture a complex […]

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