About the Illustrator – KLARA MAISCH

Zena and Klara

Klara Maisch was born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska. She graduated from UAF in 2012 with a Bachelors of Fine Art in Printmaking and Painting. Klara currently spends most of her time making art, guiding, skiing, and traveling. Growing up with her friend Willa, Klara enjoyed playing with the young pups in Willa’s father’s dog yard. Klara was especially fond of an energetic sled dog named Spirit, whose character and spunk inspired her to eventually raise her own husky, Zena. Zena has many of the same stubborn sled dog characteristics as Spirit, and as such, has led Klara on many “adventures.”

You can see more of Klara’s artwork at: klaramaisch.com