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New paintings for the Christmas Season

New paintings for the Christmas Season

It’s a bit strange thinking of and planning ahead for Christmas during the hot hot summer we’ve been having in London. However, I’m planning to offer a great many small, easy-to-take-away original oil paintings at the Country Living Christmas Fair (7-11 November, Islington, London) and the Mayfair Christmas Market (30 November – 1 December, near the lovely Ritz Hotel, London): new paintings for the Christmas Season. This means painting a huge stock, and I’ve started with my beloved heritage tulips. Last year I bought bulbs of the 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th centuries from the gene bank Hortus Bulborum in Holland and planted these in my garden. When these glorious tulips surfaced in April and May this year I didn’t only paint them before they faded but I also took a large number of photographs for my tulip library. This somewhat, stressful against-the-clock activity serves me well now, because I can use my library to paint series after series of tulip paintings – perfect little presents for Christmas.

Although this is some serious stock-building for the Christmas season, it doesn’t mean that these paintings are not available for purchase now. Please get in touch (artist@dutchoils.com or use the contact form) for any enquiries / reservations. And of course if you would like your own bespoke tulip painting, why not commission one?

You can see a 22-second video of the first paintings on my instagram page:

Available now! ..Building stock for this year’s Country Living Christmas Fair ( 7-11 Nov, London) but if there is anyone out there who wants a small oil painting of a historical tulip, they are available. – All heritage tulips – 16th to 19th centuries, oil on linen or wood. Unframed as yet. #countrylivingchristmasfair2018 #countryliving #cottagegarden #countrykitchen #flowers #heritage #tulips #historicaltulip #flowerpainting #paintingsforsale #available #tulip #collecting #artcollector #gallery #oil #art #artoninstagram #dutchpaintings #dutchartist #london #christmas #christmasgift #giftideas #specialpresent #fair #visitlondon #ownanoriginalpainting #buydirectfromtheartist @clfairs @countrylivingmag

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Exhibitions and new paintings / newsletter / February 2018

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February in the Studio: newsletter

Welcome to my February 2018 newsletter. I hope you’ve had a great start to the year! I’ve finally found some time to write this much-needed newsletter, being happily snowed under in painting work.

I’m currently completing three large and small commissioned paintings of fruits and flowers, which have been great and very interesting to work on. I’m also getting ready for five upcoming exhibitions – within the space of four months this a record number for me (and perhaps a bit too ambitious!):

  • Surrey Art Fair, Esher, 23-25 February
  • Affordable Art Fair with Otomys Gallery, Battersea London, 8-11 March
  • Royal Society of British Artists (RBA), Mall Galleries London, 21-31 March
  • Spring Exhibition, Aubergine Art Gallery, Wimbledon, PV 23 March
  • Reading Art Fair, Reading, 20-22 April

Below are a few examples of paintings available at these exhibitions. For an overview of new/available work please contact me via email (artist@dutchoils.com) or my contact page.

17th century faience plates by Tanja Moderscheim

Haarlem faience plate with artichoke by Tanja Moderscheim

Sourdough by Tanja Moderscheim

Tickets to the Private Views of the Surrey Art Fair (23 February), Affordable Art Fair (7 March) and RBA Mall Galleries (20 March) as well as daytime tickets, are now available. These can be requested here or via email.

 

Tulips, tulips, tulips

This year is the first time I’ll be exhibiting tulip paintings; 7 tulips will be on show at the Mall Galleries, Surrey Art Fair and Aubergine Art Gallery. There really is no option for me not to paint tulips, being a Dutch painter!

I’m happy with the initial result- a small parrot tulip was accepted by the RBA for exhibition at the Mall Galleries a couple of weeks after it was painted. Below are images of large and small tulip paintings in progress; these will be available at the Surrey Art Fair and Aubergine Art Gallery.
All parrot tulips from Moyses Stevens, Pavilion Road, Chelsea.

 

Tulip by Tanja Moderscheim

Five parrot tulips by Tanja Moderscheim

Tulip by Tanja Moderscheim

 

Partnership with Otomys Gallery

I’m pleased to be working with Otomys Gallery, who will show four of my paintings at the Affordable Art Fair this March (tickets can be requested here or via email). A gallery established in Melbourne, they have just opened a gallery in Tetbury (Gloucestershire, England). If you’re in the area, be sure to visit this friendly space!
Otomys Contemporary Art Gallery United Kingdom
11 Church St, Tetbury GL8 8JG UK

Find out more about available paintings and commissions

Enjoy the first signs of spring…
Until next time,
warm regards
Tanja