Tanja Möderscheim

Dutch oil paintings

Classical technique, pigments & style


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 C Holland. Close attention to detail and anatomy, nurtured by her background in science, is a nod to the increased interest in naturalism during the Dutch Golden Age.

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

Her cultural heritage project focuses on tulips from Dutch 16th to 19th C 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. In addition, new series of hunting still lifes explore game birds traditionally reserved for the aristocracy during the Dutch Golden Age.

For upcoming exhibitions please visit the exhibition page.

Paintings currently for sale: available paintings.

For enquiries including commissioned paintings please call +44 (0)7909 646317 email artist@dutchoils.com.

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