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Stage one of a portrait is a drawing or under-painting of the proposed work.

Stage one of a portrait is a drawing or under-painting of the proposed work.

 
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As a descendant of the Liverpool-based Tate family, painting has been in Klann’s family for generations. Her great uncle James R. Tate kept studios in Toronto and Rockport Mass., frequented The Arts & Letters Club with Canada's Group of Seven and exhibited in Canada and US.

This 36" x 30" portrait was extremely challenging as Klann worked from a small black and white photo within a five week time frame. Many elements such as skin and hair tones, clothing colors and even the family dog were invented.  Klann creates realist and imagined portraits - and often a combination of both. She strives to paint a portrait that speaks; that captures the soul and essence of each figure.  Portraits are based on sittings and photographic reference or the latter only. The process includes three consultations and cost is based upon canvas size, medium, number of persons in the composition and complexity.

This 36" x 30" portrait was extremely challenging as Klann worked from a small black and white photo within a five week time frame. Many elements such as skin and hair tones, clothing colors and even the family dog were invented.

Klann creates realist and imagined portraits - and often a combination of both. She strives to paint a portrait that speaks; that captures the soul and essence of each figure.

Portraits are based on sittings and photographic reference or the latter only. The process includes three consultations and cost is based upon canvas size, medium, number of persons in the composition and complexity.

Photo of Klann (right) with her first painting (L) age three, Parkwood Terrace Preschool, New Westminster, BC.

Photo of Klann (right) with her first painting (L) age three, Parkwood Terrace Preschool, New Westminster, BC.