Yorkshire Portrait Painter, Hannah Ostapjuk, received her first commission aged just 17 years old.  This was a portrait of the honourable and much loved Dr Hudson, previous head teacher of King James School, Knaresborough.  After being told, something to the effect of, ” first one back will be in with the chance of painting another three previous […]

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The New Lights Shortlisted Artists Exhibition will open in it’s second location, The Biscuit Factory in Newcastle, on the 22nd January and will run until the 4th April 2014. I am extremely excited about seeing ‘Girl in the Flowered Dress’ on the walls of The Biscuit Factory as it is the largest commercial gallery in […]

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As an artist I welcome other artists, art students, or teachers, to contact me for help or advice regarding painting and the general practice of an artist.  Having gone through school and university myself and finding few willing to offer guidance; I decided to make it my duty to help others wherever possible. This past year in particular I […]

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Friday, November 15, 2013 The ‘My North Yorkshire’ interview with Hannah Ostapjuk There’s something in the air in North Yorkshire. One breath is all that is needed to feel at ease, according to Hannah Ostapjuk, a North Yorkshire based autobiographical figurative oil painter.  Hannah focuses on colour and chiaroscuro lighting effects combined with techniques employed […]

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I received another fantastic opportunity through being shortlisted for the New Lights Art Prize 2013 – to be interviewed by Crispin Rolfe for BBC Look North (Yorkshire and Lincolnshire).  The interview focuses on the importance of art prizes like New Lights and the difficulty faced by artists living in the North of England as opposed to those living and working […]

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Yorkshire Artist and Portrait Painter Hannah Ostapjuk was shortlisted for several prizes through New Lights 2013 including The Valeria Sykes Prize. The Private View on 20th September was a well attended event and a very enjoyable evening.  A room full of extremely talented emerging artists’ work.  I received some great comments about my portraits.  It is fantastic to know […]

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