Three Figs

Dutch Paintings

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Classical Technique

Nectarines walnut ribbon web

Attention to Detail

Still life with Delft plate ribbon web


Cherries and Apricots

Commissions and Orders

Lobster I

Culinary Paintings

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Handling of Light

Fivizzano Plums


Dutch still life and culinary paintings using classical technique, by London-based artist Tanja Möderscheim

Tanja Möderscheim is a Dutch painter based in London. She paints culinary and still life paintings using techniques common in 17th-Century Holland. Her close attention to detail and anatomy in her Dutch still life paintings, driven by her background in science, is a nod to the renewed interest in taxonomy during the Dutch Golden Age.

She exhibits regularly in between commissions and working on projects. One such project celebrates culinary heritage and local food produce. As part of this project she collaborated with the BBC Food and Farming Awards (2016) and currently works with additional food producers to bring out the best of their business in paint. These paintings will be exhibited together to celebrate artisan producers and their good, local food.

Key exhibitions include the Mall Galleries, London.

Tanja also teaches still life painting workshops in Isleworth.


After a successful 2017, Tanja is now preparing for the Affordable Art Fair (Battersea London, 8-11 March) and the Surrey and Reading Art Fairs (see the Exhibitions page). OTOMYS Gallery will be representing her at the Affordable Art Fair. Tickets can be requested through the contact page.

The first of many paintings of tulips is shown in a short timeline lapse video:

For available works see the listing of currently available paintings.

On the easel now:a painting of a sourdough loaf crafted by DeGustibus, artisan master bakers in Oxfordshire. This is the latest painting in the series celebrating culinary heritage and artisan producers:

Sourdough by Tanja Moderscheim  “Sourdough, DeGustibus artisan master bakers”, in progress, oil on wood panel, 40x40cm

There is more work to be done on commissions for clients in the UK, a large painting for the Art Matakana Gallery in New Zealand, and two paintings profiling pedigree Sussex cattle from Sheffield Farms as part of her culinary heritage project. She will be running more still life painting courses in 2018.

In July 2017, Tanja’s Small still life with Delft plate was exhibited and sold at the Mall Galleries London, Society of Women Artists, 156th annual exhibition:

Small still life with Delft plate

A painting celebrating Sussex pedigree beef was completed in September 2017: “Sussex pedigree sirloin, rump and braising steak, Sheffield Farms Sussex Wealds”, Oil on fine linen, 50x70cm. This work will be part of an exhibition celebrating culinary heritage and artisan producers.

Dutch Oils Art also feature in House and Garden, and in House and Garden’s The List directory:

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Upcoming Exhibitions

Surrey Contemporary Art Fair, Esher, 23-25 February
Affordable Art Fair with OTOMYS Gallery, Battersea London, 8-11 March
Reading Contemporary Art Fair, Reading, 20-22 April
Aubergine Art Gallery, Wimbledon, ongoing


Proudly supporting the charity Environment Trust, Richmond and the Grenfell Tower Appeal.