Society News

Exhibition 2023

The Officers and Council are delighted to announce our next exhibition will be held at the excellent Bankside Gallery, London in June 2023.  Sadly this means we will not be having an exhibition this year.

We have been exhibiting at the Mall Galleries since 2004 but I firmly believe that as one door closes another one opens, and this will, I hope, give us the opportunity to make some positive changes. The Bankside Gallery is situated on the Thames river front directly beside the Tate Modern in a popular and vibrant part of London. During exhibitions the Gallery is open seven days a week from 11am to 6pm with wheelchair access.

I hope you will agree this is a new and exciting chapter for the RMS and its members.

Ray Winder 
President RMS

Honorable Retired 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.
Lennox Cato DL

Discusses his miniature carvings and the 
Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers.

In Augusts issue of Woodcarving Magazine...

Dominic Fonde ARMS

Dominic Fonde
A solo exhibition of drawings and engraved glass objects by Dominic Fonde
9th 14th June 2022
Gallery Arai
Tel +81 0798 42 2263
Fax +81 0798 42 2323

Dominic Fonde ARMS

Lennox Cato DL

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

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
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 -

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.


Thank you!