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 and is currently working with chefs Lise and Eric of Bon Fond, profiling artisans in the French countryside. Working with artisans, she brings out the best of their products in paint. Read more about this project on the Culinary heritage project page.
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 blog post with info and some of these paintings can be read here. See below for the newest tulip painting.
In addition, a new series of paintings focuses on archeological finds, Roman pottery in particular.
Key exhibitions include the Mall Galleries, London (RBA, SWA) and Affordable Art Fair (Otomys Gallery).
For upcoming exhibitions please scroll down or visit the exhibition page.
Paintings currently for sale: available paintings.
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