Andrea Klann is a visual artist and illustrator, writer and instructor.
As a painter she is intrigued with narrative and the fusion of realism with the oddly imagined. Her work explores themes of identity, memory and self, often inventing figures who inhabit painterly worlds. Her oil-based paintings are represented in Vancouver by Kurbatoff Gallery and held in private and public collections in Canada, US, UK and Australia.
She writes and illustrates nonfiction and essay 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' - an irreverent look at Vancouver through a local lens.
A Faculty member of Emily Carr University of Art & Design, teaching drawing and painting, she also leads workshops in 'Cultivating Creativity' with adults, youth and educators through professional development and independent workshops in Canada / 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.