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 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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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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Yes, I was in the Yorkshire Post Magazine on Saturday 16th August.  I had no idea the magazine was using a photograph of me and my artwork Guardian Angel – it was a lovely surprise.  The photograph was published in the ‘Profile York and District’ section under an article entitled, Love affair with fatal attraction, by Phil Penfold.  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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