My name is Anna Klein. After five years of creating original collectible teddy bears and selling them online worldwide,
I have turned to exploring another of my lifelong passions: the portrait. I am a multi-media artist, working in watercolors,
gouache, charcoal, pencil, oil, acrylic, markers, etc.--although my primary interest currently is colored pencils. I paint
both illustrative and fine art portraits, both abstract and realistic, both huge and small, all of them original. While most
of my work is of children, I find incredible beauty in the face at every age. The unique, the quirky, the haunted ... they
call to me to capture them, free them onto paper, and let them express their individuality to you.
A young woman in my twenties, I have used art of all kinds --writing, painting, music, and more--to battle mental illness
from the time I was thirteen. Art speaks to me when nothing else does. And through my art, when I am left without words, I
find amazing reward in speaking to others.
I live in Maine with my two Pomeranians, Jymp and Inkling, who provide me
with an endless source of inspiration, love, and chewed up stuffed animals.
To view more of my work, both sold and
available, click on the Galleries link on the navigation bar.