BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT!!! Ecstatic to be able to share the news of the Portraits for NHS Heroes book! My portrait of Bluebell will feature in the Bloomsbury publication, it’s out on 12th November but you can pre-order copies at your local book shop, on: Bloomsbury’s website, Amazon, Waterstones or WHSmith. The best bit, ALL ROYALTIES GO […]

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Google Arts and Culture, in collaboration with Paintings in Hospitals, chooses to exhibit Portrait Painter Hannah Ostapjuk’s portrait of Bluebell. Tom Croft Artist’s Portrait for NHS Heroes, Healthcare Heroes, Project. Amazing! My oil painting of NHS Hero, Bluebell, selected to feature in Portraits of healthcare heroes.  An art exhibition including work by emerging, professional and well-known portrait […]

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Portrait Artist Yorkshire, a much needed up-date by Hannah Ostapjuk Artist and Portrait Painter. Life and work has been busy and I guess updating my news articles was the last thing on my mind.  However in the current Covid-19 lockdown, I found the time to have a nice Yorkshire Tea and write this. On my […]

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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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Traditional Oil Portrait Painting Techniques Art Workshops for pupils of St Aidans Church of England High School – this was fun! So here’s the thing, in this country we no longer teach: drawing, life drawing, portrait or painting techniques in mainstream education, not at GCSE, A-Level or even University. I think it is very sad because […]

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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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