rosemary bentley rms hs

Rosemary has been painting miniatures for over twenty years. She attended Exeter College of Art and for many years concentrated on large portraits in oils. It was only after seeing the beautiful collection of miniatures at the Wallace Collection in London that she was inspired to have a go herself.

She now works exclusively in miniature format and is a member of the Royal Miniature Society and the Hilliard Society. Her great love is still portraiture but she is prepared to tackel any subject whether it be still-life, birds, landscape or flowers.

Among the awards Rosemary has won are:

The Royal Miniature Society - Margaret Ryder Awrad for First Time Exhibitor 1993
The Hilliard Society - Best in Show 2006
The Royal Miniature Society - Gold Memorial Bowl Honourable Mention 2012
The Royal Miniature Society - Gold Memorial Bowl Honourable Mention 2013
The Hilliard Society - The Bell Portrait Award 2013



Rosemary's work has been exhibited at:

  • The Royal Miniature Society
  • The Hilliard Society
  • The Paris Salon
  • The Royal Oil Institute
  • The World Federation of Miniaturists

Her miniatures are permanently on display at the Llewellyn Alexander Gallery, London and her work is also in many private collections in the UK, Europe and the USA.

Tempus fugit


Prince Gabriel de Broglie
Chancelier de L'Institut de France


Blue Vase and Peaches

Apples and Grapes

Plums and Blue Butterflies