I had the pleasure of painting a wonderful portrait of North Yorkshire’s previous Vice Lord Lieutenant, Colonel Edward Christopher York. Colonel Edward York held the appointment of Vice Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire from January 2000 to February 2014.  In 2015 Edward was honoured with an OBE for services to charity. Edward and his wife, Sarah, play a huge […]

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A Yorkshire Artist Blog: If you can’t be cheeky while you are young then when can you be… As an Artist I spend my spare time building the confidence of young artists who have been knocked down by: teachers, parents, “friends”, bullies, etc. I do this because I know how it feels. I have spent my entire […]

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Art in schools is a subject close to my heart, for obvious reasons, the future of art in schools is looking quite bleak. Back in November (2016), I received this message: “…The Arts are currently being squeezed by the government in Britain using something called the EBAC and we need your help… Currently children in […]

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I love it when this happens… when an art student is studying my work it gives me such a buzz, it makes me feel like a real artist, brings “the dream” alive – brings me a little closer to where I would like to be.  It is a special moment for sure – thank you […]

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Yorkshire Artists: Hannah Ostapjuk Paints Portrait Live It’s the first time I have painted a portrait in public! I have done demos and run art workshops but never worked on my own studio art or commissioned portraits while other artists and the public looked on.  I didn’t really think about it until someone said they were […]

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Yorkshire Artist Exhibiting Portrait Paintings at York Open Studios Those who follow my: art work, portraits, and oil paintings on social media sites will have seen me mention a “surprise” for all who visit Julie Lightburn and myself at Studio 14 (The Bull Centre) during the York Open Studios weekends (see dates below). The SURPRISE is: a unique […]

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