Pictured: Sitting on the Salix by Jenny Musker RMS

Patron HRH The Prince of Wales

The Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers was founded in 1896 by Alyn Williams who was the first President, a position he occupied until 1898, and then again from 1908 until 1941. The Society's Inaugural Exhibition, held in 1896 in the Modern Gallery, was the first to be devoted exclusively to contemporary miniatures and was an immediate success. King Edward VII granted the Royal Charter in 1905. In 1926 the RMS extended its welcome to other forms of miniature art. Recognition of this wider scope was officially confirmed when Sculptors and Gravers were added to its name by Royal Command of King George V.

The Society's Aims are to Esteem, Protect and Practise the traditional 16th Century art of miniature work, emphasizing the infinite patience needed for its fine techniques.

President Ray Winder PRMS

125th Anniversary Exhibition 2021

Online submissions 

open to Non-members only

1st June 2021

Dust off your smallest brushes, pallets & tools and start creating in miniature! 

Could you be an award winner?

How to paint in miniature?

What artwork do Members submit?

FAQ's & how to enter your work >

Important dates for submitting your work >

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The Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers would like to express sincere condolences to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, our Patron, HRH The Prince of Wales and to all members of the Royal Family on the death of HRH Prince Philip The Duke of Edinburgh.


Philip nelson and dorian radu

Congratulations to our newly 
elected members!

The Council and Officers have the great pleasure to announce the following new full members of the RMS

Dorian Radu RMS & Philip Nelson RMS

Ray Winder PRMS

Newly Elected President

Ray Winder PRMS

Elected an Associate Member in 2015 and Full Member in 2017 the Society welcomes Ray and wishes him every success in his new role.

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Claire Anscomb - Anthony J Lester Young Artist Award (Age 18-30)

Claire Anscomb - Slideshow (Graphite on paper, in old negative slide)

2019 saw the introduction of the Young Artists Award (18-30) it is hoped that alongside the more conventional art, work with fresh or unusual subject matter will be entered in 2021.

RMS Members Centre Stage

In our Centre Stage section you can discover articles which explore in greater depth the activities of our members and the Society as a whole, including technique videos, projects and step by step articles. 

An insight into the RMS member’s artistic practices...

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