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

Stage one of a portrait commission 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 (in his Toronto studio) frequented The Arts & Letters Club with Canada's Group of Seven and exhibited in Canada and US.

 Photo of Klann (right) the first time she painted age three, Parkwood Terrace Preschool, New Westminster, BC.

Photo of Klann (right) the first time she painted age three, Parkwood Terrace Preschool, New Westminster, BC.

 This 36" x 30" portrait commission 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 commission 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.

 

FAQ

Where can I see the work other than online?

Kurbatoff Gallery represent Klann in the Greater Vancouver area. She has a two person exhibition at the Bowen Island Cove Commons Gallery 15 August 15 - 17 Sept., 2018 and solo exhibition at the West Vancouver Ferry Building Gallery 16 Oct. - 4 Nov., 2018. She occasionally opens her studio for appointments.

How much are the paintings and can I buy one that I see on the website?

The prices vary by size and complexity and range from $1500. to $10,000.  A painting is indicated if available on the website.

Do you ship outside of Canada?

Yes, this is inexpensive when a smaller work however to reduce costs of larger paintings they can be rolled and shipped in a tube, upon arrival they can be re-attached to a wooden support.

Do you do commissions?

Klann is currently accepting commissions for 2019.

How do I find out what you're working on or when you're offering a workshop?

To ensure you hear of latest artworks or workshops, contact Klann via email and she will contact you.