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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I was ever so pleased to complete a beautiful portrait painting of a York based lady’s Three Daughters.  Every commission is different and it was great that this customer required a portrait very much in the style of my own artist practice and studio work i.e. the lighting effect being a focus of the painting.  To explain […]

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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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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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…the first Limited Edition Print of my oil painting Beautiful Mind! The print in the photograph, opposite, is 16 x 24 inches and limited to 100.  All Limited Editions are signed, titled, and numbered (in this case out of 100). To request a different size or if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact […]

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Due to demand I will be hosting another event, Meet the Artist, in the Concert Hall Foyer, at the University of Leeds, where my first Solo Exhibition, Hannah Ostapjuk PORTRAITS, is currently looking fabulous (even though I do say so myself). MEET THE ARTIST Saturday 29th November 2014 4.00-6.00pm Admission is FREE but this is a […]

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