Society News

Meet an inspirational member!

  • George Simpson
George Simpson Hon Ret RMS is still exhibiting at 94! 
He has decided to 'retire' after 36 years as an active Member - many of those years as a member of the Council. He still remains a loyal and committed member of the RMS and we had the pleasure of granting George the title of Honorary Retired Member.

George produces beautifully illuminated calligraphy using varied quotes, from Shakespere, the Bible and folklore.

We wish him the very best as a retired member and sincerely thank him for his contributions to the RMS.

Royalty in Miniature 


Celebrating its quasquicentennial anniversary this year,
RAY WINDER, President of the Royal Society of Miniature Painters,
Sculptors and Gravers, previews the society’s forthcoming
exhibition and its long connection with royalty.
In Majesty Magazine out now!



 

Ray Winder PRMS 

Discusses his miniature carvings and the 
Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers
In August issue of Woodcarving Magazine...


 

Congratulations Ray Winder PRMS 

Whose work 'Passage through time' has bee awarded 1st place for sculpture at the Miniature Art Society of Florida exhibition.
Opens January 16th - February 6th 2022.

Congratulations Dominic Fonde ARMS 

Whose work has been included in the Coburg Prize for Contemporary Glass 2022 exhibition
Veste Coburg and in the
European Museum for Modern Glass in Rödental.
April 10th to September 25th 2022

Chief Runsewe
Bills work, The Illuminated Manuscript - has also been awarded ‘Best in Show’ in the forthcoming MASF exhibition in the USA.

 
Philip Mould OBE
Our special guest Philip Mould OBE speaking about the importance of Miniature art in a modern age, at the Private View.

Pictured: Philip Mould OBE, Elizabeth Meek MBE, John Deston HRMS, Marian Tumelty VPRMS & Visitors to our exhibition.

Call for archive material

Like many venerable art societies, the RMS was proud of its historical archives; however, during World War II their London headquarters were bombed resulting in the loss of these records.

For some years the organisation has been trying to gather together a complete run of the Society's annual exhibition catalogues but we still need the following years: 1914-1920, 1922-1924, 1927, 1940-1943, 1945, 1948 and 1950.

The Society would be delighted to hear from anybody who has copies of these missing catalogues - even photocopies would be adequate for archive purposes.

If anybody can help please contact the RMS Archivist, Anthony Lester - lesterartcritic@gmail.com

Lennox Cato DL
Congratulations to one of our special guests, Lennox Cato DL who has had the recent honor of becoming Deputy Lieutenant of Kent.

Pictured: Lennox Cato DL enjoying a miniature portrait of himself painted by Bill Mundy RMS

Call for your news, exhibitions and events

If you are a member please let us know about your shows, events & exhibitions, we would love to hear from you!

Please include a few pictures and a short written piece about your event.
Email: publicity@royal-miniature-society.org.uk

Thank you!