Yorkshire Portrait Painter, Hannah Ostapjuk, creates contemporary fine art oil portraits using traditional oil painting techniques. My studio is based in the North Yorkshire area, where I live with my partner and daughter. Gaining my first portrait commission at the age of 17, I have gone on to have paintings included in public and private collections, and shown in competitions and exhibitions, all over the UK.
My aim in portraiture is to always create a painting or drawing that reflects the sitter’s likeness and personality, as well as capturing those special elements which make the sitter truly “them”. I paint: portraits of children, family portraits, individual portraits, military portraits, corporate portraits, and I am always willing to take on any new and exciting portrait based subjects. Though oil paint is my preference I can create beautiful portraits in acrylics, pencil, and even biro. I set out to create a portrait the sitter and their family (and/or establishment) will be delighted with and one that will bring them joy each and every day.