This year I entered five of my miniature paintings into The Royal Society Of Miniature Painters Sculptors and Gravers Exhibition and was delighted to learn that they had all been accepted. I was to learn later that I had been elected to become an Associate Member.
We travelled down to London to see the exhibition which is at The Mall Galleries until 22nd October. I was thrilled to learn that two of my paintings had won awards. The little Jack Russell painting entitled "Millie's Garden" won the Elizabeth Meek Award and the border terrier painting "Beautiful Dreamer" was awarded a "Gold Memorial Bowl Honourable Mention".
The awards were presented by antiques expert Lennox Cato who will be familiar to anyone who watches The Antiques Roadshow.
If you are in London do visit, there are some 700 or so miniatures on show including portraits, still life subjects and landscapes and miniature pieces of sculpture. You might even buy something special for a Christmas gift and the wonderful thing about investing in miniatures is you don't need too much room!