It has been such a pleasure working with this group over the past year! The works on view here represent our focus and engagement with the method of Color-Blocking. Students in my atelier learn to identify contrasts in value, temperature, and intensity through a series of exercises (master-studies, collages, color charts) and then apply those lessons to individual compositions. I believe that learning an articulate language for color liberates one to express a unique, visual poetry.

Kimberly Trowbridge

SUE ROSE
Still Life with Toy Car, Bottle and Pencil Cup I
Oil on paper, 16 x 20, NFS
1st Year in Trowbridge Atelier
SUE ROSE
Still Life with Toy Car, Bottle and Pencil Cup II
Oil on paper, 16 x 20, NFS
1st Year in Trowbridge Atelier
SUE ROSE
Indoor Rocks
Oil on paper, 16 x 20, NFS
1st Year in Trowbridge Atelier
JOSH LAVINE
Cornucopia
Oil paint on paper, 22.5 x 30, NFS
1st Year in Trowbridge Atelier
JOSH LAVINE
Sleep
Oil paint on paper, 22.5 x 30, NFS
1st Year in Trowbridge Atelier
JOSH LAVINE
Two Pose R/G
Oil paint on paper, 22.5 x 30, NFS
1st Year in Trowbridge Atelier
AMY ERICKSON
Pink and Green Shawna
Color pencil on paper, 9 x 12, $100
1st Year in Trowbridge Atelier

When I draw from the figure, I feel at such a liberty to experiment with emotional character though layers of vibrant, saturated color. In these drawings I work very fast, intuitively grabbing one color after another, layering pencil marks to build the image. I am aiming for an interesting mix of shapes made of optical tertiary colors and pure, “straight-outta-the-pencil” colors.
AMY ERICKSON
Seated Shawna
Color pencil on paper, 12 x 9, $100
1st Year in Trowbridge Atelier

When I draw from the figure, I feel at such a liberty to experiment with emotional character though layers of vibrant, saturated color. In these drawings I work very fast, intuitively grabbing one color after another, layering pencil marks to build the image. I am aiming for an interesting mix of shapes made of optical tertiary colors and pure, “straight-outta-the-pencil” colors.
AMY ERICKSON
On the couch
Color pencil on paper, 9 x 12, $100
1st Year in Trowbridge Atelier

When I draw from the figure, I feel at such a liberty to experiment with emotional character though layers of vibrant, saturated color. In these drawings I work very fast, intuitively grabbing one color after another, layering pencil marks to build the image. I am aiming for an interesting mix of shapes made of optical tertiary colors and pure, “straight-outta-the-pencil” colors.
MAUREEN RYAN
Witness/Worship (Weirdo)
Oil on oil paper, 16 x 20, NFS
1st Year in Trowbridge Atelier

This painting emerged from an assignment to paint a composition with rocks and cloth, and my own intention to increase the range of values in my paintings. Alongside attention to value, layering, and edge quality, I felt myself dropping further into the question of the mutual respect, range, and different capacities of light and dark, and the kind of inter-relationship that connects them while leaving each their own integrity.
MAUREEN RYAN
Three Figures
Oil on oil paper, 12 x 16, NFS
1st Year in Trowbridge Atelier

This painting emerged from anger and frustration during an earlier model painting session. Starting with the two initial figures, I soon added a third, and approached the new painting through exploring the geometries and connections among their bodies and the space and forms around them. I also played with new textures and luminosities in paint handling and scraping.
MAUREEN RYAN
Equisetum
Oil on oil paper, 12 x 16, NFS
1st Year in Trowbridge Atelier

This painting is inspired by horsetails and their exuberant growth rhythm. The style of paint application grew out of my process of making color charts – a meditative process in which I experience the world of each color, moving my brush in sensuous rhythms across each color square and feeling how their edges meet. Here I extended that process to the abstract shapes of the horsetails and the second wave of vegetation surrounding them.
KRISTIE BERG
Cornucopia
Oil on canvas, 24 x 30, Price on request
2nd Year in Trowbridge Atelier
KRISTIE BERG
Abstract Cornucopia
Oil on canvas, 24 x 30, Price on request
2nd Year in Trowbridge Atelier
KRISTIE BERG
Covid Stillness
Oil on masonite, 12 x 16, Price on request
2nd Year in Trowbridge Atelier
JANE HENDRICKS
Door Number 1
Oil on canvas, 16 x 20, $300
2nd Year in Trowbridge Atelier
JANE HENDRICKS
Door Number 2
Oil on canvas, 16 x 20, NFS
2nd Year in Trowbridge Atelier
JANE HENDRICKS
Door Number 3
Oil on canvas, 30 x 40, NFS
2nd Year in Trowbridge Atelier
ASHLEY JOHNSON
The Forest Knows Where You Are
Oil on canvas, 30 x 40, $800
2nd Year in Trowbridge Atelier

This has been my second year with the Trowbridge Atelier, and this fall I will be starting graduate school at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. My paintings contain reflections on living in the wilderness, depicting scenes that are inspired by hiking the Pacific Crest Trail in 2016. I am interested in line, and how it can travel and link forms in a composition, color relationships, and variations in surface texture.
ASHLEY JOHNSON
Bottom of my Pack
Oil on paper, 24 x 30, $500
2nd Year in Trowbridge Atelier

This has been my second year with the Trowbridge Atelier, and this fall I will be starting graduate school at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. My paintings contain reflections on living in the wilderness, depicting scenes that are inspired by hiking the Pacific Crest Trail in 2016. I am interested in line, and how it can travel and link forms in a composition, color relationships, and variations in surface texture.
ASHLEY JOHNSON
Puffy
Oil on paper, 22 x 30, $400
2nd Year in Trowbridge Atelier

This has been my second year with the Trowbridge Atelier, and this fall I will be starting graduate school at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. My paintings contain reflections on living in the wilderness, depicting scenes that are inspired by hiking the Pacific Crest Trail in 2016. I am interested in line, and how it can travel and link forms in a composition, color relationships, and variations in surface texture.
MARGARET MCMAHON HAVENS
Interior Still Life
Oil on paper on panel, 20 x 16, NFS
3rd Year in Trowbridge Atelier
MARGARET MCMAHON HAVENS
Distilled Still Life
Oil on paper on panel, 20 x 16, NFS
3rd Year in Trowbridge Atelier
MARGARET MCMAHON HAVENS
Bay Leaf and Vinca
Oil on paper on panel, 16 x 12, NFS
3rd Year in Trowbridge Atelier
SHANNON BORG
Picnic/Aftermath (after Morris Graves)
Diptych – Oil on canvas, mounted on panel, 30 x 60, $875
1st Year in Trowbridge Atelier
SHANNON BORG
Birch Bark
Oil on canvas, 8 x 10, $95
1st Year in Trowbridge Atelier
SHANNON BORG
Shelter
Oil on canvas, 18 x 24, $275
1st Year in Trowbridge Atelier
CECILIA HERRERA
Vessel of Life
Oil on canvas, 18 x 24, NFS
2nd Year in Trowbridge Atelier
CECILIA HERRERA
Seated Randy in purple
Oil on paper, 12 x 16, NFS
2nd Year in Trowbridge Atelier
CECILIA HERRERA
Long legs in black
Oil on paper, 12 x 16, NFS
2nd Year in Trowbridge Atelier
AMY MILLER DOWELL
Rocks and Cloth
Oil on paper, 16 x 20, $250
1st Year in Trowbridge Atelier

Black and white and their mixtures for a limited palette painting.
AMY MILLER DOWELL
Cornucopia 1 with Blue Beads
Oil on stretched canvas, 18 x 24, $450
1st Year in Trowbridge Atelier

Orange, blue and their tertiary mixtures for a limited color palette painting.
AMY MILLER DOWELL
Cornucopia 2 with Blue Beads
Oil on stretched canvas, 18 x 24, $450
1st Year in Trowbridge Atelier

Orange, blue and their tertiary mixtures, plus yellow and magenta for full color range painting.
EMMA POTTER
Untitled I
Oil on paper,16 x 20, $100
1st Year in Trowbridge Atelier
EMMA POTTER
Untitled II
Oil on paper, 22 x 30, NFS
1st Year in Trowbridge 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.