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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Here it is! The follow on article from Painting Lessons and your first chance, unless you follow me on Facebook, to see Aleksandra’s completed oil painting.  This young artist has done so well! Our second lesson of 2016, described in my previous post, “We have now moved on to adding the final details to the portrait, Aleksandra […]

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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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Sad to see the New Lights Exhibition come down at The Biscuit Factory in Newcastle.  Such a fantastic show, great range of talent included, and brilliant opportunity for emerging artists like myself.  Through the New Lights Art Prize, I have exhibited work in Harrogate at the Mercer Art Gallery and the UK’s largest commercial gallery (The Biscuit […]

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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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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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