This is a presentation of some of the student work from the Kang-O’Higgins (KOH) Drawing & Painting Atelier for 2019-2020. Students in the program are encouraged to follow their inspiration. The aim of the program is to identify students’ goals and needs for their work, and then provide them with the individual training they need to meet those goals.

While the program has a step-by-step observational curriculum, students are encouraged/required to create their own bodies of work. What students concentrate on in their training, and the projects they create for their individualized concept and observational curriculum, is based on their interests. In short we work towards our artistic and career goals in the most rigorous but fun way possible.

-Mark Kang-O’Higgins

KT EISLER
Prana
Oil on canvas, 24 x 36, $2,400
3rd Year in KOH Atelier
KT EISLER
Attenuated
Oil on canvas, 24 x 48, $2,700
3rd Year in KOH Atelier
KT EISLER
Refusal of the Call
Oil on canvas, 36 x 24, $1,800
3rd Year in KOH Atelier
ALEKSANDRA SARONJIC
Abundance
Pastel, 11 x 17, SOLD
3rd Year in KOH Atelier

“My art is deeply personal and self-exploring. It is an important part of the quest at defining my identity and belonging. Multiple self-portraits convey my desire to penetrate into the depths of my soul; equally important in my visual confessions is to celebrate female principle. Through my work, I invite others to witness the evolution of my consciousness and inner healing, hoping to serve as an inspiration on the viewers’ introspective journey”.
ALEKSANDRA SARONJIC
Sleeping Girl
Oil on canvas, 24 x 36, $1,300
3rd Year in KOH Atelier

“My art is deeply personal and self-exploring. It is an important part of the quest at defining my identity and belonging. Multiple self-portraits convey my desire to penetrate into the depths of my soul; equally important in my visual confessions is to celebrate female principle. Through my work, I invite others to witness the evolution of my consciousness and inner healing, hoping to serve as an inspiration on the viewers’ introspective journey”.
ALEKSANDRA SARONJIC
I Am That I Am
Pastel, 21 x 17, $550 (framed)
3rd Year in KOH Atelier

“My art is deeply personal and self-exploring. It is an important part of the quest at defining my identity and belonging. Multiple self-portraits convey my desire to penetrate into the depths of my soul; equally important in my visual confessions is to celebrate female principle. Through my work, I invite others to witness the evolution of my consciousness and inner healing, hoping to serve as an inspiration on the viewers’ introspective journey”.
VICTORIA WEBER
Panthera Tigris (Shere Khan)
Charcoal on toned paper, NFS
4th Year in KOH Atelier

Anatomy and wildlife have always been my biggest sources of inspiration. I aim to bring awareness to endangered species through my artwork by bringing them to life on paper, since many people still know so little about them. The skulls represent the uncertain future these animals face due to habitat destruction and poaching. With this specific series I chose to interpret the three most iconic animal characters from the classic novel “The Jungle Book”.
VICTORIA WEBER
Melursus Ursinus (Baloo)
Charcoal on toned paper, NFS
4th Year in KOH Atelier

Anatomy and wildlife have always been my biggest sources of inspiration. I aim to bring awareness to endangered species through my artwork by bringing them to life on paper, since many people still know so little about them. The skulls represent the uncertain future these animals face due to habitat destruction and poaching. With this specific series I chose to interpret the three most iconic animal characters from the classic novel “The Jungle Book”.
VICTORIA WEBER
Panthera Pardus Fusca (Bagheera)
Charcoal on toned paper, NFS
4th Year in KOH Atelier

Anatomy and wildlife have always been my biggest sources of inspiration. I aim to bring awareness to endangered species through my artwork by bringing them to life on paper, since many people still know so little about them. The skulls represent the uncertain future these animals face due to habitat destruction and poaching. With this specific series I chose to interpret the three most iconic animal characters from the classic novel “The Jungle Book”.
RACHEL SOLIMENO
Self, undecided?
Oil on panel with resin, 30 x 30, NFS
2nd Year in KOH Atelier

Painted after a quiet private moment of self introspection, the painting examines personal identity, indecision and competing desires to be seen and be hidden or obscured.
RACHEL SOLIMENO
Pacific Beach
Oil on canvas, 40 x 30, $1,200
2nd Year in KOH Atelier

Two girls on a beach near Seabrook Washington at dusk. They seem isolated but together in the vast space and I wondered where they were heading.
RACHEL SOLIMENO
Palm Desert 1
Oil on canvas, 40 x 30, $1,200
2nd Year in KOH Atelier

Painted after a trip to Palm Desert. I enjoyed being in this beautiful artificial place of palm trees and pools in the middle of a desert where water is scarce. Competing feelings of indulgence and guilt drove the painting of this upside down experience.
JESSICA HEIDE
Reds: Fractal in the Kelp
Watercolor, 23 x 47, $1,350 (framed)
2nd Year in KOH Atelier

Utilizing traditional media and a delicate touch Jessica Heide creates pieces depicting beautiful and intriguing organisms. Through simple designs, the viewer is allowed to experience the quiet calm of nature, while focusing on the details of the subject. The intent behind her art is to inspire curiosity and conservation of our natural.
JESSICA HEIDE
Seahorse in a Teacup
Ink, 10 x 10, $130 (framed)
2nd Year in KOH Atelier

Utilizing traditional media and a delicate touch Jessica Heide creates pieces depicting beautiful and intriguing organisms. Through simple designs, the viewer is allowed to experience the quiet calm of nature, while focusing on the details of the subject. The intent behind her art is to inspire curiosity and conservation of our natural.
JESSICA HEIDE
Infinite Yet Finite
Watercolor, 20.5 x 21.5, $750 (unframed)
2nd Year in KOH Atelier

Utilizing traditional media and a delicate touch Jessica Heide creates pieces depicting beautiful and intriguing organisms. Through simple designs, the viewer is allowed to experience the quiet calm of nature, while focusing on the details of the subject. The intent behind her art is to inspire curiosity and conservation of our natural.
KATHRYN JONES
sea-through #2
Oil on cradled panel, 18 x 24, $375
2nd Year in KOH Atelier

As a second-year atelier member, Kathryn has continued to explore atmosphere, mood, and the juxtaposition of realism and abstraction through large-scale figurative drawings and landscape/skyscape paintings. Inspired by the power of light, unusual crops, and altered perspectives, her artwork creates specific emotional environments while maintaining a sense of mystery, allowing viewers to create a narrative unique to themselves.
KATHRYN JONES
waves don’t die
Charcoal on paper, 17 x 38, $625 (unframed)
2nd Year in KOH Atelier

As a second-year atelier member, Kathryn has continued to explore atmosphere, mood, and the juxtaposition of realism and abstraction through large-scale figurative drawings and landscape/skyscape paintings. Inspired by the power of light, unusual crops, and altered perspectives, her artwork creates specific emotional environments while maintaining a sense of mystery, allowing viewers to create a narrative unique to themselves.
KATHRYN JONES
Old Cannery Building (213 S Main St. Seattle, WA)
Oil on cradled panel, 30 x 40, $900
2nd Year in KOH Atelier

As a second-year atelier member, Kathryn has continued to explore atmosphere, mood, and the juxtaposition of realism and abstraction through large-scale figurative drawings and landscape/skyscape paintings. Inspired by the power of light, unusual crops, and altered perspectives, her artwork creates specific emotional environments while maintaining a sense of mystery, allowing viewers to create a narrative unique to themselves.
JAMIE RAWDING
Celadon Chinese Vase
Encaustic and Watercolor, 11 x 14, $235
2nd Year in KOH Atelier

“I am a maker. I’m drawn to many different mediums: photography, metalsmithing, oil painting and encaustic art. My personal history with cancer has led me to create a body of work dealing with art and it’s ability to heal.”
JAMIE RAWDING
Self Portrait – Part of Figurative Healing Series
Oil, 24 x 18, $648
2nd Year in KOH Atelier

“I am a maker. I’m drawn to many different mediums: photography, metalsmithing, oil painting and encaustic art. My personal history with cancer has led me to create a body of work dealing with art and it’s ability to heal.”
JAMIE RAWDING
Cow Painting 1
Oil, 48 x 35, $2,500
2nd Year in KOH Atelier

“I am a maker. I’m drawn to many different mediums: photography, metalsmithing, oil painting and encaustic art. My personal history with cancer has led me to create a body of work dealing with art and it’s ability to heal.”
JAMIE RAWDING
Dress in Charcoal – One in a series of 3 paintings
24 x 30, $1,080
2nd Year in KOH Atelier

“I am a maker. I’m drawn to many different mediums: photography, metalsmithing, oil painting and encaustic art. My personal history with cancer has led me to create a body of work dealing with art and it’s ability to heal.”
HEATHER ORMSBEE
Toxic
Charcoal on Rives BFK, 18 x 24, NFS
1st Year in KOH Atelier

Before joining the atelier in September of last year the seduction and allure of being seen and understood, for me, was the epitome of being an artist. Currently I find that what I’m actually excited about is the questions my work pulls out of the viewer. To feel and see what they see. The atelier has given me the rare opportunity to see what my work sparks in others. Connectivity is the new black.
HEATHER ORMSBEE
Forging the Phoenix
Charcoal on Rives BFK, 24 x 36, $600
1st Year in KOH Atelier

Before joining the atelier in September of last year the seduction and allure of being seen and understood, for me, was the epitome of being an artist. Currently I find that what I’m actually excited about is the questions my work pulls out of the viewer. To feel and see what they see. The atelier has given me the rare opportunity to see what my work sparks in others. Connectivity is the new black.
HEATHER ORMSBEE
Primitive
Charcoal on Rives BFK, 18.5 x 23, $300
1st Year in KOH Atelier

Before joining the atelier in September of last year the seduction and allure of being seen and understood, for me, was the epitome of being an artist. Currently I find that what I’m actually excited about is the questions my work pulls out of the viewer. To feel and see what they see. The atelier has given me the rare opportunity to see what my work sparks in others. Connectivity is the new black.
HEATHER ORMSBEE
Scenic Route
Charcoal on Rives BFK, 14 x 31, $600
1st Year in KOH Atelier

Before joining the atelier in September of last year the seduction and allure of being seen and understood, for me, was the epitome of being an artist. Currently I find that what I’m actually excited about is the questions my work pulls out of the viewer. To feel and see what they see. The atelier has given me the rare opportunity to see what my work sparks in others. Connectivity is the new black.
BRITT KARHOFF
Neli Thea
Charcoal, 16 x 12, NFS
1st Year in KOH Atelier

Britt Karhoff is a Seattle-based choreographer, performer and visual artist. Her performance works blend movement, contemporary theatre and visual design to explore the messy absurdities and beauty of our shared human experiences. She has been presented at theaters and festivals in Seattle, San Francisco and Portland and has performed locally and internationally for 14 years. Britt is exploring watercolor painting, drawing and cartooning in her first year of the KOH atelier. instagram @brittanikarhoff
BRITT KARHOFF
confetti
Charcoal and watercolor pencil, 18 x 24, $400
1st Year in KOH Atelier

Britt Karhoff is a Seattle-based choreographer, performer and visual artist. Her performance works blend movement, contemporary theatre and visual design to explore the messy absurdities and beauty of our shared human experiences. She has been presented at theaters and festivals in Seattle, San Francisco and Portland and has performed locally and internationally for 14 years. Britt is exploring watercolor painting, drawing and cartooning in her first year of the KOH atelier. instagram @brittanikarhoff
BRITT KARHOFF
weathering time
Charcoal, 18 x 24, $400
1st Year in KOH Atelier

Britt Karhoff is a Seattle-based choreographer, performer and visual artist. Her performance works blend movement, contemporary theatre and visual design to explore the messy absurdities and beauty of our shared human experiences. She has been presented at theaters and festivals in Seattle, San Francisco and Portland and has performed locally and internationally for 14 years. Britt is exploring watercolor painting, drawing and cartooning in her first year of the KOH atelier. instagram @brittanikarhoff
CORY GERMAN
Aftermath
Oil, 20 x 30, $950
1st Year in KOH Atelier
CORY GERMAN
Resolute
Oil, 24 x 24, $800
1st Year in KOH Atelier
CORY GERMAN
”The Mammoth” after Frank Frazetta
Oil, 14 x 20, NFS
1st Year in KOH Atelier
PO-YAN TSANG
Flowers
Charcoal on paper, 13 x 19, NFS
1st Year in KOH Atelier
PO-YAN TSANG
Water Lilies
Oil on panel, 16 x 20, NFS
1st Year in KOH Atelier
PO-YAN TSANG
Basin Lake
Oil on panel, 12 x 12, $325
1st Year in KOH Atelier
ROBYN MATTIS
Saint Michael the Archangel
Charcoal on toned paper, NFS
1st Year in KOH Atelier
ROBYN MATTIS
Green Lady
Charcoal on toned paper, NFS
1st Year in KOH Atelier
ROBYN MATTIS
Mastercopy of Nancy Astor after John Singer Sargent
Charcoal on toned paper, NFS
1st Year in KOH Atelier
YANA DAREVA-MORRISON
Untitled #1, Protection Series
Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 24, $864
1st Year in KOH Atelier
YANA DAREVA-MORRISON
Untitled #3, Protection Series
Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 24, $864
1st Year in KOH Atelier
YANA DAREVA-MORRISON
The Journey
Mixed media, 15 x 6.5 x 12, NFS
1st Year in KOH Atelier
STEPHEN GALEY
Landscape Sketch
Oil on canvas, 9 x 12, $100
1st Year in KOH Atelier
STEPHEN GALEY
Gujarat Landscape
Oil on canvas, 16 x 20, $400
1st Year in KOH Atelier
STEPHEN GALEY
Gujarat Tribesman
Oil on canvas, 18 x 24, $500
1st Year in KOH Atelier
ANNE ERICKSON
Living Oregon Coast
Acrylic on cradled canvas, 24 x 24, $800

My name is Anne Erickson Hare and I am an expressionist/impressionist artist. Originally I was inspired by painting driftwood shapes and seeing reflected lights in Oregon Coast Agates, where I spent much of my time in childhood. My drawing and painting intensified ten years ago, calling me to become a full time artist. The earned poetic imagery is a real gift in coming to the banquet table little late.
ANNE ERICKSON
Blue Tulip Tree
Acrylic on cradled canvas, 24 x 24, $800

My name is Anne Erickson Hare and I am an expressionist/impressionist artist. Originally I was inspired by painting driftwood shapes and seeing reflected lights in Oregon Coast Agates, where I spent much of my time in childhood. My drawing and painting intensified ten years ago, calling me to become a full time artist. The earned poetic imagery is a real gift in coming to the banquet table little late.
ANNE ERICKSON
Old Growth Poet
Acrylic on canvas, 72 x 48, NFS

My name is Anne Erickson Hare and I am an expressionist/impressionist artist. Originally I was inspired by painting driftwood shapes and seeing reflected lights in Oregon Coast Agates, where I spent much of my time in childhood. My drawing and painting intensified ten years ago, calling me to become a full time artist. The earned poetic imagery is a real gift in coming to the banquet table little late.
LJ GOETZ
Self-Observation
Colored pencil, 20 x 24, $350 (framed)
1st Year in KOH Atelier

When life is in overdrive and you need to reflect.
https://www.instagram.com/ljgoetzart/
LJ GOETZ
Pegasus Cyborg
Colored pencil, 22 x 28, $350 (framed)
1st Year in KOH Atelier

Robotic horse with wings; ‘nuff said
https://www.instagram.com/ljgoetzart/
LJ GOETZ
Happy Robot
Pastel, 12 x 16, $150 (framed)
1st Year in KOH Atelier

Happy robot is here to make you smile and bring happiness to everyone.
https://www.instagram.com/ljgoetzart/
AMY GARDNER
The Black Sun, Volunteer Park
Charcoal and pastel, 9 x 12, $125
1st Year in KOH Atelier
AMY GARDNER
Hands Behind Bars
Charcoal, 12 x 18, $125
1st Year in KOH Atelier
AMY GARDNER
Broken for You (adapted from a photo by Larry Washburn)
Charcoal, 16 x 23, NFS
1st Year in KOH Atelier

Artwork in this collection is available for purchase, with pick-ups at Gage Academy of Art in Capitol Hill. If interested or for more information on artwork pickup and delivery, please contact Event & Exhibition Manager Erica LeSuer at lesuer.e@gageacademy.org.