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Welcome to my site. This site is meant to give a flavor of what I do, but it is by no means exhaustive. I do not update the site often and there is a lot more work available than what can be seen here. So if you like what I do, the best thing is to get in touch. My email is andrew@andrewosta.com and my whatsapp is +52 415 139 5169.


Now, a little bit about me. I was born in Kiev, Ukraine in 1982. I did not realize that I had any artistic talent until much later, around 2004. In communist Ukraine, artistic endeavors of any kind were not exactly taken seriously. The only artists I had ever seen in Kiev were people selling paintings for pennies in subway corridors and downtown parks. To be an artist meant not only to be poor but to be a little crazy.

My family immigrated to Canada and I grew up in Toronto and Hamilton. I completed a four year degree at the University of Toronto, but even as I studied, I knew I wanted to do something else. As a result of deep inner searching and experimentation, I discovered that I have a God-given artistic ability, something that was obvious even to me, a person who knew nothing about art, having never taken an art class in my life.

I have always been very curious and adventurous. Spirituality was among my top interests, and related to that, healing. In 2009, I found myself among the founders of the first ever “Healing and Counseling through Art” program in Canada, as part of SISO Canada. I assisted an art therapist for a year in doing art therapy sessions with recent refugee children and youth. The program was successful, but I wanted to learn more about hands-on healing methods and decided to leave my job and travel to Peru to learn from the ayahuasca shamans. My apprenticeship lasted 8 months and ended somewhat badly. Exhausted and broke, I travelled to Mexico, still searching for personal healing. After a number of ceremonies with Mexico’s indigenous people, I ended up with a couple of radical Christians up in the mountains of San Jose del Pacifico. They helped me get back on my feet. I published my diary entries of this period under the title “Shamans and Healers”.

In 2011, I moved to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. This is when I was first able to fully live from the sale of my paintings. Although I was showing in galleries since 2004, sales were sporadic and I had to maintain myself through part-time work. But from 2011, I became a full-time artist. I met a lot of amazing artists in San Miguel and became a close friend of Canadian figure skater and artist Toller Cranston. His advice and help (he exhibited together with me, bought my work, traded work with me, etc) were a huge help along the path to success. While in San Miguel, I wrote two more books : “Walk in the Light” about my first few years as a Christian, and “Remembering Toller Cranston” about our friendship, written shortly after his untimely death.

In 2017 my son Nico was born and I moved to Oaxaca. Two years later, my daughter was born. I continue to be a full-time artist. I estimate that over 700 of my oil paintings are currently in private and public collections all over the world.

If you would like to see my creative process, hear my music, and read more of my writing, please consider supporting me through Patreon!

Studio visits are welcome by appointment (+52 415 139 5169 or andrew@andrewosta.com)

Representation in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

As of March 2024:

Hecho en Mexico (Ancha de San Antonio #8)

Lolita (Salida a Celaya #52)

Casa Sollano 40 (Only by appointment)

Sual Gallery (Fabrica Aurora)

Hotel Nena

Bordello Galeria / Casa de la Noche



Representation in Oaxaca, Mexico

As of March 2024:

Studio Andrew Osta (415 139 5169)

Tienda Union  (La Union #7 San Andres Huayapam)


Representation in Huatulco, Mexico

As of March 2024:

Copalli Gallery

Other Representation:

Hamilton, ON, Canada
Iquitos, Peru
Minneapolis, MN, USA
Edina,MN, USA
Shreveport, LA


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