E. Andrea Klann is a visual artist, writer and instructor, represented in Vancouver by Kurbatoff Gallery.
Intrigued with the fusion of realism and the oddly imagined, Klann’s work is charged by a passion to express emotion through invented figures who inhabit painterly worlds. Whether real or imagined, she strives to create paintings that evoke an emotional response, often confronting the viewer. Her figures often inhabit a flat, theatrical perspective much like the stage, weaving a sense of mystery and oddness that she attributes to H.W. Beecher, “Every artist dips his brush in his own soul and paints his own nature into his pictures.”
She writes and illustrates nonfiction and essay and worked for publishers such as The National Post, The Economist Intelligence Unit and The Guardian UK and Observer UK. Klann wrote, illustrated and published one of the world's first online travel guides, 'Rediguana Reveals Vancouver: Living like a Local' - an irreverent look at Vancouver through a local lens.
A faculty member of Emily Carr University of Art + Design, (Drawing + Painting) she leads independent workshops in 'Cultivating Creativity' through artistic exploration with adults, youth and educators.
Her studio is located eighteen nautical miles from Vancouver, in a 1920 bungalow she and her partner barged to an island.