Tanja Thordsen, self-taught artist, was born in 1974 in Niebüll, Schleswig-Holstein. She currently lives and works with her family in Großenwiehe (Schleswig-Holstein) and Hamburg. Her work as an art therapist, her studies of geography and biology testify to her wide-ranging interests and varied knowledge, which she constantly strives to expand. Not least through traveling the world.
The artist's positive attitude is reflected in her expressionistic and colourful visual language. Her fascination with art started at a young age – she would walk around equipped with pen and paper, always ready to depict her world. Inspired by great masters such as Gerhard Richter and Larry Poons, she found the way over oil painting to beeswax and made this method her own. However, she changed it more and more over the years and has now developed her own technique. Tanja Thordsen decided to devote herself entirely to art in 2011 following an accident in the family.
You will find the artist's paintings in international exhibitions, in private collections around the world, as well as in the gallery of Schloss Weissenhaus, an awards-winning premium resort in the town of Wangels on the Baltic Sea.