Portraits of Buxton Folk

We haven’t had many portrait exhibitions at Buxton Museum and Art Gallery over the years, especially one that has captured a variety of local characters.

Veronica Snook is a painter who derives most of her inspiration from the people and places of the Derbyshire Peak District. She studied Fine Art at St Albans, then Manchester College of Art and Design, and spent most of her career as a commercial artist. For the last fifteen years she has accepted commissions as a portrait painter.


Veronica’s portraits are usually a  feature of The Derbyshire Open Art Exhibition, held annually each summer at Buxton Museum and Art Gallery. It seems a little overdue to have a whole gallery dedicated to her work. The exhibition offers an opportunity to escape that biting Buxton winter chill and meet some of the town’s residents.

Thinking Heads and Still Lives can be seen until Sunday 15 April and you can meet the artist on Saturday 17 March from 2-4pm. You can plan your visit here.

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About benjonesmuseum

I have been working at Buxton Museum and Art Gallery for 20 years in one role or another, working on various projects. Currently, I am a Visitor Services Officer for Collections in the Landscape, a project that I am very excited about. I am known as BJ, or Big Ben. To the local youngsters I am called Seventies Man or 118.

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