Tanja Möderscheim

Dutch oil paintings

17th C classical technique, pigments & style

COVID-19 NEWS:

Although upcoming exhibitions have been cancelled or postponed, business is as usual in the studio. Orders for paintings and prints including commissioned / bespoke paintings can still be placed – please go to the contact page or call +44 7909 646317. The process of commissioning a painting is explained on the Commission a Painting page. Thank you and stay safe.


Tanja Möderscheim (PhD; UK Society of Botanical Artists Fellow) is a Dutch fine artist based in London. Her oil paintings are painted in a classical style using traditional technique and pigments used in 17th Century Holland. Close attention to detail and anatomy, nurtured by her background in science, is a nod to the interest in naturalism during the Dutch Golden Age.

She divides her time between painting commissioned pieces, painting for exhibitions and working on her paintings exploring cultural and culinary heritage:

Her cultural heritage project focuses on tulips from Dutch 16th to 19th Century genetic stocks. She sources the bulbs from the gene bank Hortus Bulborum in Holland and grows these in her garden, resulting in annual series of tulip oil paintings. Go to the tulip page to read more about this project. The Delft Blue tableware paintings and paintings of Roman archaeological artifacts are also part of this heritage work.

Artisans and their local food produce are celebrated in culinary heritage paintings. As part of this she collaborates with British and French artisans, and in 2016 profiled the produce of BBC Food and Farming Awards finalists. Paintings of Provençal market produce will follow in 2020/21 in the village of St Saturnin lès Apt. In addition, Tanja’s game still lifes explore game birds traditionally reserved for the aristocracy during the Dutch Golden Age.


For paintings including pieces available for purchase, visit the paintings page. 

Paintings on special sale are shown on the Studio Sale page.

For upcoming exhibitions please visit the exhibition page.


For enquiries please call Tanja directly on +44 (0)7909 646317 (London),  or click here for the contact form.

Further information on how to commission or order a bespoke Dutch oil painting can be found on the Commissions page.


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