Two quince fruit on a silver platter

Dutch paintings

17th century Haarlem faience plates by Tanja Moderscheim




Lobster by Tanja Moderscheim

Classical technique and style

Three Figs by Tanja Moderscheim

Attention to Detail

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Handling of Light

Haarlem faience plate with artichoke


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 still life paintings using classical technique and style. 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 (see news below). One such project celebrates culinary heritage and local food produce. As part of this project she collaborated with the BBC Food and Farming Awards and currently works with additional food producers to bring out the best of their artisan business in paint. These paintings will be exhibited together to celebrate artisan producers and their good, local food.

For her recent cultural heritage project she painted a series of Dutch historical tulips. Grown from bulbs in her garden, these are 16th, 17th and 18th century tulips, some of which featured in the tulipcrash of the 1630s. A newsletter showing some of these paintings can be seen here.

Key exhibitions include the Mall Galleries, London (RBA, SWA) and Affordable Art Fair (Otomys Gallery). Her work is also shown by Aubergine Art Gallery.

For upcoming exhibitions please scroll down or visit the exhibition page.

For enquiries including commissions please email or use the contact form.

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The Reading Art Fair 20-22 April, was again an enjoyable fair:


One of Tanja’s tulip paintings was exhibited with the Royal Society of British Artists at their annual exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London, 21-31 March 2018.

A recent painting of a heritage tulip: ‘Wapen van Leiden 1750’, oil on wood panel, 14x24cm

Read more about this historical Dutch tulip project in the recent newsletter

Tulip painting Wapen van Leiden

OTOMYS Gallery showed three paintings at the Affordable Art Fair (Battersea London, 7-11 March 2018), one of which is shown below:

17th century faience plates by Tanja Moderscheim

17th Century Haarlem faience plates, oil on fine linen, 50cm x 70 cm. Available for purchase: enquire

For available works see the listing of currently available paintings.

There is more work to be done on commissions for clients in the UK and two paintings profiling pedigree Sussex cattle from Sheffield Farms as part of her culinary heritage project.

A painting celebrating Sussex pedigree beef was completed a few months ago: “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

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Upcoming Exhibitions


Country Living Christmas Fair, 7-11 November, Islington London

Mayfair Christmas Market (Novikov), Mayfair London, 30 November- 1 December


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