Kai Lun Qu

I enjoy painting a variety of subjects and techniques outside of my training. To me the freedom to let the image evolve as I paint is the best part of my artistic journey.

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Kai Lun Qu is a professional artist and instructor based in San Jose, California. He is a recipient of the Certificate of Excellence for his painting Ashton in the 20th Annual International Portrait Society of America Competition. Kai has had his work exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the US.

His work has also been included and published by Poets Artist Magazine and Plein Air Magazine. In 2018, Kai was featured in Southwest Art Magazine's 21 under 31 Article, where he was one of 21 artists under the age of 31 being celebrated as rising art stars from across the West and around the country.

On top of teaching his students at CalColor Atelier, which he founded in 2018, he has held many demos and taught workshops, some including but not limited to, the Pacific Art League, The Academy of Realist Art Boston, Fine Arts League of Cupertino, Art Students League, and Sunnyvale Art Club.
Kai is currently contributing as a mentor for Sentient Academy, Pro Team Artist for Trekell Art Supplies, and is a Member in The Circle of Gamblin Artists + Educators. Kai's Website

Kai's Courses

Kai's Mentorship

Build Alla Prima oil painting techniques and confidence with your personal mentor Kai Lun Qu.

Together you will follow a weekly training structure with live interactive demos as well as personal critiques to sharpen your skills.

If you are looking for a solid group of like-minded artists to work alongside, maintain motivation, and grow together, then this is the program for you.