Hardy | © Samuel Francis Portraits

"Sam was wonderful to deal with, he managed to truly capture our children's personalities. It was a magical experience and something we are able to treasure forever. Thank you."
- James & Jess Willcox-Jones

"Such a wonderful experience from start to finish - the boys absolutely loved you Sam and wonder when you're coming for 'the next lego play'! We could not be more thrilled with the results and feel thrilled to have caught you before you inevitably hit the big time!"
- Aleid Ford

"I asked Sam to do a portrait of my two children, aged one and three at the time, for my husband's 40th birthday. It is a beautiful portrait of them both and a great present. Sam was amazing at getting the children to light up (and sit vaguely still) for the preliminary photos/sketches and the end result is lovely. I can't recommend him enough and we are very happy to have a piece of art by such a talent."
- Tess Hankinson

"From start to finish, the portrait experience couldn't have been more fantastic. Sam was endlessly patient with our two children, aged five and seven, instantly and effortlessly putting them both at ease for their sitting. They both loved the experience, and we couldn't be happier with the finished portraits. Sam has captured their looks, expressions and personalities absolutely perfectly, and we will cherish the paintings forever."
- Sophie Jotcham

"Sam is an incredibly talented portraitist.
We commissioned him to do portraits of each of our children when they were 9 months old - not an easy task! For our first two, Sam took photos and then sent us the best shots to choose from, and once chosen (offering advice along the way) created a very beautiful and classic pencil drawing, with incredible likenesses. For our 3rd, we sent photos taken with my iPhone and even then the likeness was exceptional.
Sam’s endless patience with me as a mother was also exemplary, acknowledging a mother’s eye is very specific and adjusting his drawings accordingly, listening and advising, but ultimately taking all the time that was needed to ensure we were 100% happy. He works extremely quickly and the results are astounding.
Sam is such a pleasure to work with and we are so grateful to him for capturing our children for us in such a special way."

- Sophie Francis