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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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. Her paintings are simple and calm.

She divides her time between painting for exhibitions, painting commissioned pieces and working on two ongoing projects: culinary and cultural heritage.

Her culinary heritage project is all about celebrating artisan and local food produce. As part of this she collaborated with the BBC Food and Farming Awards. Working with artisans, she brings out the best of their products in paint.

For her cultural heritage project she paints series of Dutch historical tulips. She sources 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th century tulip bulbs from the gene bank Hortus Bulborum in Holland and grows these in her garden. A newsletter showing some of these paintings can be read 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, Wimbledon.

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

Paintings currently for sale: available paintings.

For enquiries including commissions or just to have a chat please email or use the contact form.

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It’s tulip painting season! Just off the easel: a painting featuring four centuries of Dutch heritage tulips side by side:

Dutch Heritage Tulips, oil on linen, 20cm x 40cm

The tulips were grown from bulbs sourced from the gene bank Hortus Bulborum, Holland. Read more about the historical Dutch tulip project in the recent newsletter.

This painting is now available for purchase; use the contact form to enquire/reserve.

Dutch heritage tulips by Tanja Moderscheim

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.

Currently on the easel:

Duc van Tol Rood en Geel (1595), oil on wood, 10cm x 18cm

Duc van Tol Rood en Geel (1595) by Tanja Moderscheim

A painting of cracked plates found under a 17th century house in the city of Haarlem (Holland) is now available for purchase. Use the contact form to enquire.

17th Century Haarlem faience plates III, oil on fine linen, 20cm x 40 cm

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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, 50cm x 70cm

This work will be part of an exhibition celebrating culinary heritage and artisan producers.

For available works see the listing of currently available paintings.

Dutch Oils Art also feature monthly in House and Garden and recently in World of Interiors.

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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.