Artist: Julian Macey RMS
Julian Macey, who was born in Minehead, Somerset in 1920, started painting as a hobby over 40 years ago.
He became a member of the Society in 1961 and after serving on the Committee for many years he served as Chairman from 1977 to 1983. Since his retirement from the Youth and Community Service in 1980 he has devoted much more time to his painting.
Julian works in a variety of mediums, including oils, pastels, water colours and detailed pencil sketches which are executed mostly on location.
He has had work accepted for the Royal Miniature Society's Annual Exhibition in London since 1985. He was elected an Associate member in 1990 and a Full Member in 1995. His miniatures have been included in two World Exhibitions of miniatures and he is featured in the RMS centenary book, a copy of which is held in the Queen's Library at Windsor.
Over the years he has spent much of his time promoting art exhibitions in the area and was a founder of the James Paget Hospital Trust's Arts Committee. He is also a member of the Museum Galleries Advisory Group.
He has played a prominent role in pioneering the Permanent Collection Scheme for the Society and is its Chairman.
In 1990 Julian was granted life membership of the Society in recognition of his long and dedicated service and in 1994 was elected as the Society's President, a post he holds to date.
In 2001, at the invitation of the JPH Trust, Julian held a one-man retrospective exhibition showing a wide selection of work covering a forty-year period.
Medium: Ink and Wash, Oil, Pastel, Pencil, Watercolour
Style: Landscape, Miniature, Still Life