"My work is a reflection of what I love—a passion for horses and all the beauties of nature. Honoring our deep connection to nature and the earth, I am constantly striving to bring more vibrant beauty to every piece I create. I work primarily in oils, but also am comfortable working in pencil, watercolor, and digital formats. I strive to produce images of grace and power, and am passionate about creating unique and meaningful pieces for each client."
Growing up surrounded by the green fields and forests of southern Vermont, Cara developed a great appreciation for nature. She would spend hours riding her pony through the woods, and passionately immersed in the beauties of wildflowers and streams. Cara's passion for art, nature, and horses has been further nurtured since moving to California as a teenager. She has ridden since early childhood, beginning with a base in classical equitation, showing Hunters and Jumpers as a junior, and further developing her skills working at a stable in Germany in her twenties. She continues to ride regularly, and enjoys keeping an eye on what’s happening in the equestrian world, so that she can gain ever new inspiration for her equestrian art.
While a child in Vermont, her family home was filled with her grandfather Moulton Lee Adams’ artwork—he was a renowned botanical artist based in Jacksonville, Florida, often referred to as "The Audubon of Tropical Fruits". His breathtaking portraits of tropical fruit and animals have been a lifelong source of inspiration for Cara. Although she never met him, as he passed away before she was born, he will forever be a symbol of greatness for her. Though mostly self-taught, like her grandfather, throughout her school years Cara supplemented her learning with courses in Art History, Digital Media, and Illustration and Design, including foundational Studies at Cumbria Institute of the Arts in England. She is perpetually striving to expand her knowledge, technique, and range of style.
Cara is a passionate equestrian, a profound lover of nature, and deeply creative at heart. Some of the artists, in addition to her grandfather, who have impressed her the most and continue to provide great inspiration are George Stubbs, Sir Alfred Munnings, Milton Menasco, and Leonardo DaVinci. The capacity of the Classical Masters to capture light in their work, and the dynamic energy of the work of the Impressionists strongly influence her work to create images of horses that capture their intrinsic strength and beauty. She strives to showcase the amazing natural partnership of horses with human beings throughout history, a bond that has shaped our very psyche