Welcome to The Hilliard Society of Miniature Art

​​The Hilliard Society is one of the foremost miniature art societies in the UK, bringing together miniature art collectors and artists from around the world, and dedicated to encouraging greater appreciation of this specialised art form.

On our website miniature artists can find information on
materials, suppliers, exhibitions, books and how to Join the Society. Collectors can view artwork in the members gallery, peruse the full exhibition online or commission a special miniature painting or sculpture. 


Every summer we hold one of the largest International Exhibitions of Miniature Art in the UK in Wells, the smallest city in England. 

The 2018 Exhibition will be available to view online from June 2nd and continue throughout the year. You are most welcome to contact us on our dedicated phoneline during the exhibition for purchase enquiries, or by contacting the office after June 13th.​

​​​The most frequent comment from first time viewers of the miniature masterpieces is:​

​ Amazing, unbelievable detail, beautiful work! Never knew that such marvellous paintings existed! ​​ 


We look forward to seeing you!

June 2nd - 9th 2018
(closed June 3rd)
At the Town Hall, Wells, Somerset

Private View, Awards, Lunch and AGM:  Fri June 1st 2018

Each year we hold a popular day long workshop and the next one will be held on Saturday June 2nd 2018. It is a rare opportunity to receive tuition from  a team of award- winning artists from the world of Miniature Art.  Places are limited and booking is essential. We look forward to seeing you!

After the success of the 2017 Mini Masters Project, we are delighted that Jenny Brooks HS RMS is once more inviting young people to have a go at Miniature painting in 2018 to coincide with the Annual Exhibition.  If you know of a budding young artist who would like to take part please get in touch with Jenny!

See the award winning miniatures from the 2017 Exhibition.