Sam was educated at Harrogate College of Arts and Technology, and Cleveland College of Art and Design. Sam has exhibited in the 2003 BP Portrait Award, was shortlisted for the Bulldog Bursary in 2009, and has exhibited with the Royal Society of Portrait Painters since 2010. Sam was elected as a Member of the RP in 2013.
Sam has painted the playwright Alan Bennett, and since early 2013, has drawn eight Fellows of Trinity College Cambridge, including Sir William Timothy Gowers.
‘I like to work from life wherever possible, building comprehension of the sitter through preliminary sketches. This will, I hope, lead to the creation of well-reasoned and durable images.
SAM DALBY PRICE GUIDE
24 x 20 inches £7,000
30 x 25 inches £8,000
36 x 28 inches £9,000
40 x 30 inches £10,000
20 x 16 inches £1,200
This is a rough fee-guide for a single portrait. Frame, travel & accommodation expenses, and VAT are not included. For groups and non-standard sizes please ask for a quote.
METHOD OF WORKING
I am happy to travel nationwide to sittings, or sittings can take place in my studio in Settle, North Yorkshire. I will require two initial four hour sittings with each sitter, during which time, I will make a preliminary sketch, and take all necessary photographic references.My smallest painted works (8 x 12 inches) start at £4,000. I am not registered for VAT.