The Exhibition was opened by the Rt. Hon. Michael Portillo who did a wonderful job and set the pace for the first exciting few days.
An extra bonus is the retrospective exhibition of miniatures by Michael Bartlett PVPRMS (1922-2008), curated by the well known art critic, Anthony Lester. This gives a fascinating insight into Michael's life with some of his famous 'soldier' miniatures on show, which he loved painting and made something of a speciality.
With an exceptionally high standard of entrants, there are many 'highlights', but here are a few of our favourites. If you happen to be in London, why not go and see for yourself?
Francesca Resta by Pauline Denyer Baker (no. 211)
The Cape Gooseberry by Benjamin Hope (No. 333)
Lady in a Bird Hat by Markissia Touliatos (no. 511)
Mrs. Jill Stevenson by Elizabeth Meek (no. 391)
Val by Elizabeth Meek (no. 391)
Garganey Drake by Philip Nelson (no. 41)
The Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers Annual Exhibition runs from 15th October to 27th October, open 10am to 5 pm daily and closing at 1 pm on the final day. Entrance is free.
If you happen to be in London, why not go and see for yourself? You might pick up some wonderful and original early Christmas presents or some fantastic, unique and well priced Christmas cards from a large selection.