Andrea Klann is a visual artist and illustrator, writer and teacher.
She writes and illustrates nonfiction, essay and picture books and has worked for publishers such as The National Post, The Economist Intelligence Unit and The Guardian UK and Observer UK. Andrea wrote, illustrated and published one of the world's first online travel guides, 'Rediguana Reveals Vancouver: Living like a Local' in 1996. The guide is an irreverent look at Vancouver through a local's lens and focuses on the food, the finds and the neighborhoods of the city.
Andrea's professional fine art practice attests to her intrigue with narrative and the fusion of realism with the oddly imagined. She explores themes of identity, memory and self, often inventing figures who inhabit painterly worlds. She has an extensive history of public exhibitions and her oil-based paintings are currently represented in Vancouver by Tartooful Gallery, and held in private and public collections in Canada, US, UK and Australia.
She loves connecting and collaborating with people and leads experiential workshops that are the cornerstone of her 'Cultivating Creativity' teaching practice. These inquiry and project-based journeys are shared with educators through professional development and independent workshops in Canada and the US.
Her studio is located eighteen nautical miles from Vancouver, in a 1920 bungalow she and her partner barged to an island. When not painting, drawing, writing or Cultivating Creativity, Andrea can be found elsewhere - exploration is inspiration so she travels often.