Daisy Sims-Hilditch is a figurative and landscape painter based in London.
“It is light that excites me and drives me to pick up my brushes and paint. My paintings are a celebration of light and I am fascinated by exploring tonal relationships in order to express the particular light effect before me. My classical training in Florence gave me the skills and desire to paint solely from nature and in natural light. I work on the spot, thriving off the changing weather as it forces one to be decisive. I enjoy capturing moods and atmosphere and to do this I insist on being outdoors in Nature”.
Daisy trained at Charles Cecil Studios in Florence. Her work has now been recognised by a number of the top artists awards in the Country. At the age of 18 Daisy’s portrait of her grandfather was selected t exhibit in the Saatchi Gallery as part of the Sunday Telegraphs Schools prize. Daisy has exhibited widely including the BP Awards 2016 with her portrait ‘Alessandra’ exhibiting in the National Portrait Gallery. She had a sellout exhibition in 2019 and exhibits regularly in London, including the Royal Institute of Oil painters, The Royal Society of Marine Artsts, The SWA and the Royal Society of British artists where she recently won the “Gordon Hulson Memorial Prize” for excellence in draftsmanship, variety and exploration. Daisy also won the “Golden Buzzer Prize” at The Fine Art Commissions “Fresh Paint” exhibition for her painting of the Thames. Recently Daisy’s donation of a portrait commission to Philip Mould’s Charity ‘Plant Life’ received the highest bid of the evening.
Philip Mould who is a leading specialist in British Art and Old Masters recently described Daisy as;
“an extremely versatile painter in the landscape and portrait traditions working both ‘en 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”.