Where creativity is nurtured, skills are acquired, and art is made
A California watercolorist and teacher, Kay's passion began when she saw the beautiful works of well-known Fresno artist and colorist, Carlene Kostiw. Kay was fortunate to take classes with Carlene for a number of years. Then while in the San Joaquin Valley, she also took 5 semesters of art with National Watercolor Association's James Soares. She feels blessed to have worked with many of the top artists in the state and beyond and to now call many of them friends and mentors. Today, she loves sharing all the valuable information she has learned while continuing with her own painting. Some of her teachers include Elizabeth Tolley, Elizabeth Kincaid, Ted Nuttall, Jean Dobie, John Salminen, Robert Reynolds, Donna Zagotta, Karen Vernon and locally, Rich Stergultz, Janice Cipriani, BJ Wilson and Jack Ragland. Kay has shown work in several galleries and won awards, Best of Show and Firsts. She has had a number of one and two woman shows and is now collected in seven states. She is proud to have a piece displayed in the Federal Department of Justice Building in San Francisco. She works in watercolors, oils, pastels and mixed media. Currently her passion is teaching watercolor classes, workshops and passing on the gift of art. She teaches four classes a week and workshops at the Fallbrook School of the Arts, Myrtle Creek and for various private groups. She has been a frequent guest plein air artist for various garden groups and charity events. Recently Kay was featured in an online article in Luxe Magazine: Kay Kalar Vibrant Artist. Her work has been featured in ‘Best Of’ magazine. Kay enjoys painting a variety of subjects. She is especially known for her bold colorful big flower and garden paintings. She enjoys taking the everyday simple things and emphasizing their beauty in still life. Her work is available for purchase as originals, giclee prints, cards and commissions.