Sam Dalby

Sam Dalby. Self portrait in mirror, 2013. Oil on Canvas

North Yorkshire artist specialising in commissioned painted portraits & drawn portraits, life drawings, original paintings & pencil drawings.

Sam Dalby lives and works in Settle, North Yorkshire. He attended Harrogate College of Arts and Technology, and Cleveland College of Art and Design.
After graduating in 1997, he began to educate himself in the basic techniques that he felt had not been taught, starting with the fundamentals of draughtsmanship. He returned to life drawing classes, and gradually improved to the point where he trusted his technique enough to draw all of his preparatory work directly from life.

In 2013 he was elected as the newest member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, and started to receive his first commissions from them, with an ongoing series of drawings of Fellows of Trinity College Cambridge.