Andrew Osta is a Ukrainian-Canadian (and soon to be Mexican) painter, songwriter, and author. His artwork has been exhibited internationally since 2005, in places as varied as the United States, Canada, South Korea, Peru, and Mexico. He was one of the presenters at the international Amazonia Shamanism Conference in Peru, where he presented his artwork along with one of Peru’s best-known visionary painters, Pablo Amaringo.
Osta’s art is often symbolic, sometimes whimsical, and always positive and uplifting. He believes in painting what he loves and finds beautiful – and this can take many forms, including dreams and visions, portraits of real and imagined characters, plain air landscapes, and colorful Mexican stray cats and dogs. The objective is always to reach towards new horizons, and to create work which has a universal and timeless appeal.
Andrew does not believe that quality artwork should be a privilege appreciated by only the top few elite members of society. Quality art must make an emotional impact on any human being, regardless of race, class, age, or education, and yet contain deeper levels of technical and symbolic meaning that will make it equally interesting and exciting to the serious art connoisseur or collector.