Three Figs

Dutch Paintings

two quince ribbon

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

Slide background

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.


A painting celebrating Sussex pedigree beef has now been completed: Sussex pedigree sirloin, rump and braising steak, Sheffield Farms Sussex Wealds. Oil on fine linen, 50x70cm, 2017

culinary heritage

Tanja’s Small still life with Delft plate was exhibited at the Mall Galleries London, Society of Women Artists, 156th annual exhibition, 4-9 July 2017.

Delft plate

She is currently working 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 is planning her next still life painting courses for September/October 2017.

Dutch Oils Art also feature in:

Upcoming Exhibitions

Windsor Contemporary Art Fair, Windsor 10-12 November 2017
Mayfair Christmas Market (video), 1-2 December 2017, hosted by Novikov
Aubergine Art Gallery, Wimbledon, ongoing

Surrey Contemporary Art Fair, Esher, 23-25 February 2018
Reading Contemporary Art Fair, Reading, 20-22 April 2018


Proudly supporting the charity Environment Trust, Richmond.