17th century Haarlem faience plates by Tanja Moderscheim

Dutch Paintings

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Classical Technique

Three Figs by Tanja Moderscheim

Attention to Detail

Haarlem faience plate with artichoke by Tanja Moderscheim


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 (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 (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 (RBA, SWA) and Affordable Art Fair. Some of her work is represented by Otomys Galleries and Aubergine Art Gallery. Tanja also teaches privately.


One of Tanja’s tulip paintings has been accepted for exhibition with the Royal Society of British Artists at their annual exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London, 21-31 March.

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.

17th century faience plates by Tanja Moderscheim

17th Century Haarlem faience plates, oil on fine linen, 50cm x 70 cm. Available at The Affordable Art Fair, Otomys Gallery.

The first of many paintings of tulips is shown in a short timeline lapse video: pic.twitter.com/cG5Giaq7ZZ 

For available works see the listing of currently available paintings.

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

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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

Royal Society of British Artists (RBA),  Mall Galleries, London, 21-31 March

Spring Exhibition, Aubergine Art Gallery, Wimbledon, PV 23 March

Reading Contemporary Art Fair, Reading, 20-22 April

Richmond Art Society, The Landmark Teddington, 5-7 May


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