Katharine Kagel is a mixed media artist whose mediums include: monoprint, collatype, lithography, ceramics, painting and drawings on paper. Steeped in fine arts and the culinary arts from birth, she sees little difference between the two paths. Kagel studied sumi-e, Japanese brush painting, while living in Japan and pursues the gestural in both works on paper as well as in the culinary arena. Studying the culture and the arts of Japan has had an enduring life-long impact on her aesthetics. Kagel is also the founder and Chef of Cafe Pasqual's. Kagel’s devotion to the arts in all its forms is why she opened Cafe Pasqual’s Gallery, which celebrates and exhibits a wide range of artists and diverse mediums.