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. After graduating, Sam began to engage more fully with the disciplines of drawing and painting from life.
‘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. Drawn and painted portraits have an interpretive aspect and an engagement with the subject matter that other methods can struggle to replicate. This is why this type of portraiture has continuing relevance and appeal, regardless of the whims of fashion’
Sam has painted the playwright Alan Bennett, and since early 2013, Sam has drawn eight Fellows of Trinity College Cambridge, including Sir William Timothy Gowers.
SAM DALBY PRICE GUIDE
24 x 20 inches £7,000
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 to sitters and am not registered for VAT.