Andrea Klann is a visual artist and illustrator, writer and teacher.
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 Tartooful Gallery and held in private and public collections in Canada, US, UK and Australia.
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.
A Faculty member of Emily Carr University of Art & Design, 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.