rosemary bentley rms hs
Rosemary painted exquisite 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.
Latterly she worked almost exclusively in miniature format and was a member of the Royal Miniature Society and the Hilliard Society. Her great love was portraiture but she would tackle any subject whether it be still-life, birds, landscape or flowers in oils or watercolour. Rosemary very sadly died in March 2023.
Among the many awards Rosemary won are:
Margaret Ryder Award for First Time Exhibitor, The Royal Miniature Society 1993
Best in Show, The Hilliard Society 2006
Gold Memorial Bowl Honourable Mention, The Royal Miniature Society 2012
Gold Memorial Bowl Honourable Mention, The Royal Miniature Society 2013
The Bell Portrait Award ,The Hilliard Society 2013
The Peter Charles Booth Memorial Award, The Royal Miniature Society, 2015
The Mary Scott-Kestin Animal land Wild Life Award, The Hilliard Society, 2017
The Marion Winter Award for Excellence, The Hilliard Society, 2017
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 were on display at the Llewellyn Alexander Gallery, London and are also held in many private collections in the UK, Europe and the USA.
Prince Gabriel de Broglie, Chancelier de l'lnstitut de France
Blue Vase and Peaches
Apples and Grapes
Plums and Blue Butterflies