Original acrylic paintings by Kim Onyskiw

Huddersfield, United Kingdom · 366 Sales


Original acrylic paintings by Kim Onyskiw

Huddersfield, United Kingdom 366 Sales On Etsy since 2006

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Kim Onyskiw

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Kim Onyskiw

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Self taught artist from Yorkshire, UK.

As an artist I have always preferred to take my inspiration from the world around me, rather than taking influence from other artists. Growing up and living in Yorkshire, in a house full of pets, this has always included a lot of animals and natural scenery. I've been surrounded by the beauty of nature my whole life, and when visiting big cities it's what I miss the most, so this is what I want to share with my art.

A lot of my works are inspired by nature and the colours found all around in the natural world, even in something as simple as the sky.
I like to experiment with how the sky can change the mood of a landscape, making it more relaxing, more dramatic or even more eerie and mystical. A feeling that only lasts for a few minutes in the real world, as the colours quickly change during the rise and fall of the sun, but can be captured forever with a painting.

I also like to bring out the cuteness and character of animals with bright and whimsical paintings, making people say "aww" even to the more unusual animals. Although sometimes paintings turn bad, animal instincts kick in and the cute fluffy critters turn into killers (while somehow still managing to look adorable).

One set of paintings where this happened has been used as artwork for the musician Mark Morriss and his album "A Flash of Darkness".

Which is another thing that fills my life, so also occasionally creeps into paintings - a love of music. Although personally I have no musical talent, I do spend a lot of time listening to it and admiring the people who do. Musical instruments can be so beautifully designed that they themselves are a work of art, as well as the sound that comes out of them, so I like to show this with my paintings.

Animals, beautiful scenery and music - the things that make me smile and what I would like to share with the rest of the world.

I also have Ukrainian heritage, so signs of this creep into my work occasionally too. Whenever I come back from a visit to Ukraine I always feel inspired by the creativity that can be found all around the country and in the people there.

Shop members

  • Kim Onyskiw

    Owner, Painter

  • Lynne

    Shipper (Holiday Cover)

    While Kim is on holiday (away from home) the shop will remain open and she will still check daily for any sales or communications, however as she won't physically have access to her items the packaging and posting will be handled by Lynne.

Production partners

  • Printer

    Manchester, England

    A family run business to provide high quality prints of my original paintings.

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Last updated on Apr 3, 2016
Frequently asked questions

How are my items sent?

The standard shipping I use in the UK is Royal Mail first class, except for items over 50cm x 40cm, where Parcelforce is used (Parcelforce includes tracking so there is no upgrade available on these items).

The standard shipping I use internationally is standard airmail.

Standard shipping does not include tracking. however there is an option to upgrade to a tracked service on checkout.

For international upgrades, tracked & signed will be used if available to your country, if it is unavailable then tracked will be used, and if tracked is unavailable for your country then signed will be used.

Do you accept layaway?

If you would like to purchase a larger painting but can't afford to pay for it all immediately, work can be bought on a layaway basis. This is where payments are made over a number of weeks/months, and once the final payment has been paid the item will be shipped to you.

If you would like to use this method then please send me a convo to discuss the details.

Do you do custom work?

I am happy to do custom work, especially if you'd like a painting of your pet or favourite animal! But even if you just want a colour/size change on a painting I already have for sale, something similar to what I've already sold or something completely different, just get in touch and we can discuss the details. I will do my best to create the perfect painting for you. 

All paintings are in my own style, so I will not accept custom orders which are copying others work.