Society News

Buckingham Palace Garden Party - 22nd May 2018

  • Buckingham Palace Garden Party
  • Buckingham Palace Garden Party outside mall galleries
  • HRH The Prince of Wales
  • HRH The Duchess of Cornwall
  • Buckingham Palace Garden and lake
  • Buckingham Palace Garden Party 2018
To celebrate the 70th Birthday of HRH The Prince of Wales, a garden party took place on the beautiful grounds of Buckingham palace. Representatives of all His Royal Highnesses Patronages received invitations to this special event. Chosen to represent the Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers were Miss Helen White, Mrs Marian Tumelty, Mrs Claire Hucker, Mrs Jenny Walbank, Miss Rosalind Pierson.

Meeting at the Mall Galleries, we had a quick photoshoot with John Deston Hon Member RMS and Gallery manager and took a leisurely stroll down the Mall to Buckingham Palace. 
The sun shone, the welcome was warm, the grounds and food exceptional. Prince Harry did his father proud in a touching and personable speech before posing for the official photograph and meeting the many hundreds of representatives from societies, the military and charity organisations. 
HRH The Duchess of Cornwall shook hands with Jenny and Marian, exclaiming, 'Oh the miniature society', 'we do so admire the portrait of HRH The Prince of Wales, wonderful'. A commission undertaken by our Honorary President Elizabeth Meek MBE. 
The atmosphere was relaxed and full of smiling faces. Bands played, choirs sung, grounds explored, every one of us felt incredibly lucky to be there.

NEW REQUIREMENTS FOR EXHIBITING MINIATURE PAINTINGS

  • NEW
  • NEW
Hangings such as a D ring or triangular ring should be fixed to the frame, top centre and must be able to fold back flat behind the frame or O ring fixed to the backing board.
These can be obtained from a good framer or Polymers Plus/Hobby Craft/Hardware store. NO screw eyes please. 
Please note: If a hanging loop is already part of the frame design e.g. brass oval frames with a hanging loop at the top of the frame, no additional D ring is required. Please contact Claire Hucker for further clarification: info@royal-miniature-society.org.uk

Would you like to advertise in our annual exhibition catalogue?

  • Catalogue
    ADVERTISE HERE
  • ADVERTISE HERE
A5 size 64 page colour catalogue, beautifully produced with full exhibit listings and a selection of colour images from our member artists. On sale to the many thousands of visitors to our annual exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London.

£50 - Half page B&W
£100 - Half page colour
£200 - Full page colour
(Deadline for adverts Sept 30th 2018)

If you are interested please contact: 
Tel: 01454 269268

Peter Hayton RMS 

Two for the price of one!
Look out for the August edition of the Leisure Painter magazine, a step by step 3 page article on 'Miniatures, How to Paint a Seascape'
by Peter Hayton.

Rosemary Bentley RMS 


Also in the August edition of the Leisure Painter magazine, an article titled 'Punting on the Cam' by Rosemary Bentley

Bill Mundy RMS 


Illustrated articles of miniature portraits by Bill Mundy RMS in the June and July issues of the Leisure Painter.

Congratulations to 
Valerie Greeley ARMS

  • Valerie Greeley
Whose work has been accepted for The Hilliard Society Exhibition and gained The Nicholas Hilliard Award - Exhibition on at Town Hall, Wells, Somerset. 2nd-9th June 2018.
Valeries work and Top Tips also feature in 'Sketch Book', of the June edition of Artists and Illustrators Magazine.

Congratulations to 
Andrew Hutchinson ARMS

Whose work ‘Red Squirrel’ has won the Sue Burton Memorial award for Best in Show; Mary Scott Kestin Award for Animals and Wildlife; Marion Winter Kangaroo Award at the Hilliard Society Exhibition - Town Hall, Wells, Somerset. 2nd-9th June 2018.

Congratulations to 
Pam Wilmot ARMS

Pam Wilmot
Whose work “Chinese Lanterns’ won Llewellyn Alexander Gallery Award; Joyce Rowsell Award for Oil and Acrylic; Marion Winter Kangaroo Award at the Hilliard Society Exhibition - Town Hall, Wells, Somerset. 2nd-9th June 2018.

Congratulations to 
Marion Winter RMS

Marion Winter
Whose work has been accepted for The Hilliard Society Exhibition and gained the Mike Titterton Award for 'Check Mate' - Exhibition on at Town Hall, Wells, Somerset. 2nd-9th June 2018.

Congratulations to
Ray Winder RMS

ray Winder
Whose work has been accepted for The Hilliard Society Exhibition and gained the Mike Titterton Award - Exhibition on at Town Hall, Wells, Somerset. 2nd-9th June 2018.

Congratulations to 
Jenny Brooks RMS

Claire Russell
Whose work  “Sophie Handy on her Christening Day”  won The Bell Award for portraiture at the Hilliard Society Exhibition - Town Hall, Wells, Somerset. 2nd-9th June 2018.

Congratulations to 
Pamela Jones ARMS

Whose work has been accepted for The Hilliard Society Exhibition at the Town Hall, Wells, Somerset. 2nd-9th June 2018.

Exhibition of works 
by Andrew Hutchinson ARMS

A one-day, annual exhibition at Sunnyfield House, Guisborough, North Yorkshire, TS14 6BA (entry free) Saturday 17th November 2018. 
www.andrewhutchinson.co.uk

Exhibition of works 
by Joyce Rowsell RMS

An exhibition of miniature paintings and framed prints in the barn gallery, Spring Grove Farm, Milverton, Somerset, TA4 1NW. 
(opening day free raffle for a framed print of choice)  15th-18th September 2018

Paul Eaton VPRMS

Paul Eaton VPRMS
demonstrating at the Miniature Art Society of Florida (MASF) 2018 Annual Exhibition

Congratulations to 
Valerie Greeley ARMS

Valerie Greeley

Who has accepted the role of artist in residence 2018 with Victoria Magazine USA (Hoffman media) - To subscribe or buy a copy please visit: www.victoriamag.com

Meet the Artist...
Enid Clarke RMS

enid clarke

Enid Clarke RMS has been an active member of the Royal Miniature Society since 1987 and still enjoys painting miniatures at 97 years old.

Thank you!

As always, our exhibition would not be possible without a dedicated group of members who make our show possible. 

Many hours are spent organizing, selecting, hanging, photographing and packing works. If you are a member and would like to help, please contact Claire Hucker for further information.

Published Articles

If you are a member and would like to 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 by March each year.

Email: Jenny Musker

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
Congratulations to Elizabeth Meek MBE HPRMS who was awarded an MBE for Services to the Arts in the 2014 New Years Honours list.