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 Collectors can view and purchase artwork in the Annual Exhibition and Members Gallery or commission a special miniature painting or sculpture. Artists can find information on materials, suppliers, exhibitions, books and how to Join the Society

40th Anniversary International Exhibition of Miniature Art - now online to view and buy!


Our new Perpetual Wall Calendar features many beautiful miniatures and makes an ideal gift!  £10+shipping.

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!

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Submit your entries to our 2023 Annual Exhibition online for a FREE pre-selection assessment.  Only pay entry fees if your work is accepted to go forward to the main selection process.

Send images and contact details to rozpierson@clara.co.uk to arrive on :

Mon 27th MARCH 2023



  • Full Day of tuition, advice and painting.
  • Expert tuition from artists Michael Coe, Claudia Haesen, Linda Kracht and Pauleen Trim.
  • Limited spaces available - booking essential.

SAT 10TH JUNE, 2023 at Wells Town Hall, Somerset