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Olesya Hudyma was born in Ternopil in 1980.

In 2003 she graduated with a degree in journalism from the Lviv University. Afterwards she worked as a journalist in Ternopil print media.

Since 2007 she has been a full-time painter. 

Olesya‘s artworks are characterized by the emotionally evocative style with the effective canvas texture that leads to the fusion of the opulent colour palette and enrichment.  All the paintings are imbued with emotions and special images outlined by quick brushstrokes. According to the topics paintings are systematized in series: «Sleepwalker», «Steps», «Angels of Peace for Ukraine», «Ukrainian Madonna», «Flowers» that are combined in different artistic ways : abstract art, expressionism, symbolism, magic realism and contemporary postmodernism.  

In August 2018 Ukrainian Postal Service issued a postage stamp with O. Hudyma’s picture «Bride», as a part of «Love is Life» series. Another picture «Tree of Life» was used for a First Day Cover. 

Her artworks are in private collections in Ukraine, United States, Canada, Armenia, England, France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Poland.


"Bride" - painting that became

a stamp in 2018

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