Two quince fruit on a silver platter by Tanja Moderscheim

Dutch paintings

17th century Haarlem faience plates by Tanja Moderscheim


Wapen van Leiden 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 by Tanja Moderscheim


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 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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Below is the first painting in a new series featuring Roman pottery: two black slip ware bowls dating to the second century AD. These bowls were produced in north-west Europe.

Black slipware bowls 2nc C AD

Black slip ware bowls, 2nd century AD, oil on fine linen, 40cm x 40cm

The latest painting exploring the abstract forms of silver objects has just come off the easel. Use the contact form to enquire/reserve.

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Silver salt and pepper, oil on fine linen, 13.5cm x 18cm

Looking for a beautiful art card to send to a friend? Gold gift boxes, 10 cards per box including envelopes (£30) can be ordered here.

art cards by Tanja Moderscheim

It’s still tulip painting season! Paintings feature Dutch historical tulips spanning the 16th to the 19th centuries.

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.  Below are two examples of the newest paintings:

Dutch heritage tulips by Tanja Moderscheim

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

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

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

A painting of cracked plates found under a 17th century house in the city of Haarlem (Holland) is has been completed. Use the contact form to enquire.

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

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


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


Surrey Contemporary Art Fair, 15-17 March, Esher

Newbury Contemporary Art Fair, 10-12 May, Newbury

The Game Fair, 26-28 July, Hatfield House, Hertfordshire


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