Vasile Ostahi – the brush, colors and canvas make me happy

He exhibited his works in numerous exhibitions and his paintings being purchased by antiquarians from the USA, France, Italy, Germany, but also from neighboring countries

He dedicated himself to Fine Arts since childhood, the exact moment when he realized that painting was what he wanted to do in life. He finally specialized in painting, domain in which he got himself noticed after years of hard work. He exhibited his works in numerous exhibitions, therefore, becoming famous in only a few years, and his paintings being purchased by antiquarians from the USA, France, Italy, Germany, but also from neighboring countries. His talent was recognized for what it was worth eight years ago, when he became a member of the Union of Artists of Moldova. His works are appreciated in private salons, the cost of a painting ranging between sums of three or even three zeroes.  

 

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First name, last name: Vasile Ostahi
Date of birth: 18.01.1964
Place of birth: Rusestii Noi, Ialoveni
Education: College of Fine Arts "Alexandru Plamadeala", State Pedagogical University "Ion Creanga"
Domain of activity: Arts
Achievements: His paintings were purchased by famous antiquarians from the USA, France, Germany, Italy

 

  • The brush, colors and canvas make me happy

Painting is a special domain, and if you want to stay faithful to your passion, then you have to give up many things. Moreover, you have to be prepared for the less pleasant moments, as you do not get good wages for painting, especially when you are in the beginning. In order to become an acclaimed painter and to get successful in the domain, you must have patience, besides talent, devotion, and passion. I believe that I armed myself with these qualities, thus managing to remain true to painting and earn my living from my passion.  

 

  • I have been a member of the Union of Artists of Moldova for eight years

I have worked hard until that moment, I continued to paint both in happy moments and less happy moments. I studied Fine Arts and this was what I wanted to do since I was a child, but after finishing studies I came across the harsh reality- you do not make money with painting. At first, I worked as a school principal. However, not even that salary was not sufficient to keep my family. 

 

  • I thought I would better do what I liked, even if I earned a little, than do what I hated and earn the same

After several exhibitions in private salons, people started to appreciate my work, my painting style, and my works in general. Moreover, my paintings started being purchased, some of them on big money, some on little. However, the most important thing was that people wanted to have my works in their house or offices. My works can be found in the collections of famous antiquarians from all over the world, the most valuable being in the USA, Germany, France and Italy. 

 

  • As a painter, I am loyal to nature

Landscapes are my main source of inspiration. It is hard to reproduce on canvas what nature created, which is by no means possible to copy with preciseness what was created with such mastery, but this is my passion and this is what I do almost every day. The world is so beautiful and it would be a shame not to immortalize these things.