In celebration of the 175th Anniversary of York Cemetery 35 of York’s leading artists will exhibit a piece of work inspired by the Cemetery – “York’s hidden gem.” “Though primarily a painter, I have submitted a beautiful, large scale drawing of one of the cemetery’s monuments.  It has been a lovely experience getting back to my […]

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It has been a very busy time for me since my latest exhibition, I gained several fantastic, career advancing, opportunities including a handful of private and public commissions from Yorkshire base families, academic faculties and organisations.  For more information please visit my Facebook Page. Jake and Ben is the most recent completed portrait commission to be displayed on […]

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I am in a book!!! The well known publication is called International Contemporary Artists VI.  It promotes the artwork of emerging and established artists to a vast public of art lovers, art collectors, gallery owners, and curators. The company has a large (off-line) database which includes 15,000 contacts from 65 countries (art collectors, curators, etc) […]

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What a fantastic opportunity York Open Studios is for an artist, especially a portrait painter like myself.  It’s the art event of the year in York, with many of the city’s best artists getting involved, visitors can plot wonderful routes through a range of studios and see some beautiful contemporary art. Over the first weekend I had a phenomenal number of […]

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York Open Studios (Part 2) York Open Studios, which is running this weekend (20th & 21st April), is a fantastic chance for the public to take a peek at just some of the artistic talent that York has to offer. From studios around the town centre, to artists’ front rooms on the outskirts, there’s plenty […]

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Hannah Ostapjuk is a York based autobiographical figurative oil painter who focuses on a combination of traditional painting techniques and emotive responses to create beautifully detailed portraits. York Open Studios proudly represents a selection of the best artists and makers associated with York, each year providing an opportunity for the public to visit artists’ studios […]

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I was recently approached by ASPIRE MAGAZINE to make a contribution to their England’s Art Trail feature, and of course, I said… “Yes.”  Here’s what they wrote about my portrait painting: Hannah Ostapjuk is an autobiographical figurative oil painter, who focuses on colour and chiaroscuro lighting effects combined with techniques employed by the old and […]

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April’s issue of YOUR LOCAL LINK, YORK, took you ‘behind the scenes’ discussing my portrait painting and ‘the best of York’ due to show at York Open Studios 2013.  Here is a section from FRAMING A MASTERPIECE. Co-founder and now chairperson of York Open Studios, Anne Hutchinson, chats to Your Local Link about the work […]

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