Finally, I can unveil this oil sketch to you, an oil sketch of a building – a first for me and one that I am extremely proud of.  This is the Clothworkers Concert Hall, School of Music, University of Leeds. The sketch was commissioned by The University of Leeds, specifically: Gabrielle Wright (Alumni Relations Assistant), for Gillian – pictured receiving the […]

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Our Guardian Angel, a pencil drawing commissioned by my Mum for my Dad, as a present to celebrate their 30th Wedding Anniversary. It’s a perfect subject, perfectly entitled by my Mother, the number of times Dad has been there to save the day… I am very happy to have been able to draw such a special piece of […]

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Yorkshire Artist Makes History – A big title – I know, so I guess you are wondering what I have done.  Well, you will remember I completed a portrait of the previous Vice Chancellor of the University of Leeds, Professor Michael Arthur, back in 2014.  On Friday (26/02/16) I went to see the portrait which […]

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I began giving Aleksandra, a GCSE student, portrait painting lessons in September 2015.  I think it is important for the younger generation to learn the oil painting techniques of the old masters, such techniques are not widely used in the art world anymore and I think it shows in the quality of work out there […]

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You’ll remember a News article called Yorkshire Artists at York Open Studios that I posted on here back in April, and under the subtitle: Talented Young Artist, I described how I had met an exceptionally talented young lady, but I couldn’t remember her name, she hadn’t got in touch, etc, etc, you get the picture… WELL, Anna, contacted […]

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Hello! I am back! Since May I have been exceptionally busy but now I have finally found the time to update my website. Over the next 10 weeks I am going to be posting one News article per week to inform you of all the exciting things I have been up to… First post: Artist and Designer. Back in May […]

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Portrait Painting Progress Yorkshire Artist, Hannah Ostapjuk, has been painting in public during York Open Studios, working on a portrait of Colonel Edward York (previous Vice Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire). “I thought it was important to add to the ‘open studios’ part of the event – make it feel like an artist’s studio and to […]

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It is always great to receive news and photos of my: art, portraits, paintings, and prints up on display in the buyer’s or gift recipient’s home. Here’s a 10 x 10″ Girl with Plaited Hair up in Natalie’s home. Natalie received the framed Limited Edition Print for Christmas. Thanks for sharing this on Facebook Natalie. A couple of […]

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