Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly. -Dalai Lama

Kay Kalar


"Kay has more passion than anyone I know .. .for people, faith, life . This passion shows in her paintings!"

Elizabeth Tolley Nationally known Artist and Author

Kay’s been painting for 40 years while taking countless workshops and classes from top artists in the country and spending many hours in self study.

Work continues as does loving to learn and experiment. She works in watercolor, oil, pastel and mixed media..

This artist loves getting to know a person or subject up close and personal, to discover all the unique nuances that make one interesting. Her paintings are known for their bold color, sensuous flowing shapes, strong confident brushwork emphasizing, composition..

Kay paints and teaches with enthusiasm and joy! She hopes to convey her love of life and deep faith through her work.

Students appreciate Kay’s gentle teaching style filled with affirmation, encouragement and solid art principles. She helps each student discover and develop their personal style of expression.


Founding member of The Art Stand Gallery at the gateway to the Sierras.

Past member of Brandon Gallery and The Art Stand Gallery.

Awards include Firsts and Best of show prizes.

Special Guest Artist for Fresno Philharmonic Garden Tour, Fallbrook Garden Club, Fallbrook Visitors Bureau, Pinnell Gallery and multiple other venues

Many one and two women shows.

Guest artist for many Art in the Park type events.

Top Sales for Evening Under The Stars Event.

Work collected in 7 states and proudly hanging in the San Francisco Federal  Justice Building                                                                     .           .

Featured in 'BEST OF' Magazine and Luxe Beat Magazine (goggle Kay Kalar Artist Luxe Beat)

Juried Artist in Fallbrook's First Open Studio

Kay teaches watercolor classes and workshops featuring traditional, experimental, mixed media, plein aire, yupo, etc.