Veronica Benoni liked painting from her childhood On taking the decision to become a painter, she appreciated that this would require a lot of long and hard study but Veronica was greatly supported in her intention by her Grandpa - an architect. Memories from her childhood connected with the painting and conversations with her Grandfather remain the strongest influence on her life. She studied at the College of arts in Leningrad and graduated from the college but continued her studies attending the classes in the USSR Academy of Arts.
During one of her summer vacations which she tried to spend at home near the seaside she met Ulian Benoni. Their interests coincided and the turned to jewellery art for some time as silver-smiths, where jewellery pieces designed by Veronica and Ulian were bestsellers in Moscow and Leningrad jewellery stores. The renowned Central House of Artists in Moscow exhibited their work. The political instability of the then Soviet Union led them to Prague where they settled in 1994 and Veronica painted and sold pictures strongly influenced by old Prague itself with its fascinating streets and architecture.
A wonderful Art and Craft Gallery situated in the heart of Witney, just off the market square. From big names like Leigh Lambert, Leanne Christie, Quentin Blake, Dan Crisp, Allan Morgan and many others, to Emerging and local artists. The gallery showcases over 50 wall Artists, 30 Potters as well as Sculpture, Glass, Wood and Jewellery. The ever changing gallery is set over two floors, so there is always something interesting to discover.