Hannah Ostapjuk
Yorkshire Artist Makes History

Yorkshire Artist Makes History

By In Artist and Portrait Painter On March 2, 2016

Yorkshire Artist Makes HistoryYorkshire 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 is now hung in the Nathan Bodington Chamber and have had confirmed that I am the FIRST FEMALE ARTIST (and quite possibly the youngest) to be commissioned to paint the Vice Chancellor’s portrait for the University of Leeds – the first female artist in over 100 years!

What an incredible achievement (even though I may say so myself) – I am over the moon and for it to be the University where I studied and gained my degree  makes it extra special.

Michael’s reaction to his portrait is one I will never ever forget – it was just brilliant – perfect in fact. I hope to go see the portrait again, with Michael, when it has it’s name plaque attached to the frame.

Thank you to the University of Leeds for such a wonderful experience and for supporting my artist practice.

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