Award-winning high-flyer Sam Dalby chooses to work in a remote studio in Yorkshire’s rugged hill-country, despite his connections to the London scene having been awarded life-membership of the UK’s elite Royal Society of Portrait Painters. ‘Distinctively northern English’, say reviewers. Sam cites Avigdor Arikha as an influence on his large still-life paintings. ‘Early Stanley Spencer’ is said of Sam’s oil portraits. Sam fulfils prestigious portrait commissions for business clients (e.g. Cambridge University) and private individuals. We love Sam’s portraits of children.