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Meet Cara Enteles of Cara Enteles Studio

Today we’d like to introduce you to Cara Enteles.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I can’t remember a time when making art was not central to me. As a child, I created a studio in the potting shed of our home. In high school, I doubled up on Art classes and skipped lunch. I completed my BFA at Parsons School of Design. After graduating, I worked designing clothing and continued to paint. The design work enabled me to travel all over the world while I loved clothing design painting was the central focus. Once establishing relationships with Galleries I was able to work to the point of painting full time. I now work with galleries on the east and west coasts and in the UK.

I have been incredibly fortunate to have many opportunities, including have been awarded Artist residencies at the Julia and Julia & David White Artist’s Colony in Costa Rica and was an invited Artist to the Singinawa Tiger Preserve, Kanha National Park, India. I have also been lucky to have done many commissioned works for the public, corporate and private collectors.

We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
My work is inspired by my direct observations of nature and an exploration of how paint moves. Over time I have developed a unique technique that mixes oil painting with silkscreen printing. The paintings are on Aluminum panels or layered transparent Plexiglas sheets, sometimes using transparent colored grounds. I create landscapes that amplify scale and space. From my collections of flora and fauna, I have made a large library of silkscreen images which become the visual language in the paintings.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
I specialize in paintings that reflect nature in a modern way. The paintings are done on reflective aluminum panels that are sanded. Part of the silver surface shows through the imagery and picks up light. So the paintings subtly change with the light or the movement of the viewer, mimicking the way light changes in the natural world.

My technique is also distinctive in that I mix silkscreen printing with oil painting, building up the layers of the paintings.

Is our city a good place to do what you do?
I have always loved Atlanta and have worked with Soho Myriad Art Consultants for many years. I find it to be a vibrant and friendly city.

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Image Credit:
Portrait photo credit Aleya Lehmann Bench

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