Welcome to The Hilliard Society of Miniature Art

The Hilliard Society is one of the foremost contemporary Miniature Art societies in the UK, bringing together collectors and artists from around the world, and dedicated to encouraging greater appreciation of this specialised art form. Every summer we hold one of the largest International Exhibitions of Miniature Art in the UK in Wells, the smallest city in England. 

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. 

Sadly, due to the corona virus crisis, we have had to cancel the 2020 exhibition. For new work, please look on our Members’ Artwork page, where you can learn about the artists and where some of our members are posting their miniatures for sale. These are paintings of their own choice which may not have gone through any exhibition selection process. If you would like to make a purchase  please contact the Hilliard Society office. 

We appreciate your support and hope to see you in 2021. In the meantime the 2019 Exhibition is available to view online and you are very welcome to get in touch to check availability. Some of our members are also offering miniatures for sale through the Members Artwork pagesShipping can be arranged worldwide.


Although the Hilliard Society Annual Exhibition 2020 has had to be cancelled, the Mini Masters Education Project 2020 is going ahead, with an extended deadline of 27 July 2020.

Members Artwork to buy

 June 5th-12th 2021

Details for the 2021 Workshop will be available later in the year.

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!