Allowing the paint to guide her, Cara's work spans a range of painting techniques from landscape to portraiture and abstract structure. She uses real life and photographs to translate various colors, moods and textures into an artistic experience. Motivated by emotional connections and relationships, her paintings often have an element of psychology, mythology and spiritually to them. Cara is currently focusing on portraiture. She finds the combined challenge of  accurately painting one's unique facial structure, personality and essence to be deeply inspiring.  


Cara grew up on a farm in Newburyport, Massachusetts. She has over twenty-five years experience studying and working as an Artist.


Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, M.A. 2008
Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT, B.A. 1998

Private commissions and collections in Manhattan, East Hamptons NY, throughout CT, Los Angeles CA, Boston MA, Palm Beach FL, and Weisimmer Switzerland. 


  • The Geary Gallery, Darien CT. Permanent Collection.
  • Everyday Vitality LLC, Darien CT Winter and Spring 2020-2021
  • Brendan’s 101, CT Fall 2018.
  • UCBC Darien, CT Fall 2017.
  • 27th Annual Art Exhibition at The Silvermine School of Art. New Canaan, CT. May 2017.
  • 55th Annual Art Show at The Community Cooperative Nursery School. Rowayton, CT. June 2017.
  • 53rd Annual Art Show at The Community Cooperative Nursery School. Rowayton, CT. May 2015.
  • Focus Under 40 Juried Exhibition at the Rowayton Art Center. Rowayton, CT. May 2015.
  • 57th Annual Darien Art show at The Darien Arts Center. Darien, CT. May 2015.
  • 25th Annual Art Exhibition at The Silvermine School of Art. New Canaan, CT. April 2015.
  • The School of Visual Arts. New York, NY. March 2007.
  • The New School. New York, NY. August 2007.
  • Student Art Show at The School of Visual Arts. New York, NY. August 2006.
  • The New School. New York, NY. April 2006.
  • The School of Visual Arts. New York, NY. April 2005.
  • Student Art Show at The School of Visual Arts. New York, NY. April 2004.
  • Middlebury College Student Art Show. Middlebury, VT. May 1996,1997 &1998