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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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 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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Yorkshire Artist and Portrait Painter, Hannah Ostapjuk’s first Solo Exhibition ‘Hannah Ostapjuk: PORTRAITS’ is now OPEN! If you would like to see paintings such as: An Evening Online, Girl with Plaited Hair, and Portrait of Professor Michael Arthur, then pop these dates (below) in your diary as those paintings will only on view to the public during this […]

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Although still in the process of planning, I cannot hold in my excitement any longer!!! I am to hold my first Solo Exhibition, Hannah Ostapjuk PORTRAITS,  at the University of Leeds in the Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall Foyer from 22nd October* – 12th December 2014. This fantastic opportunity was presented to me by Jillian Johnson MBE; at the […]

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