Cara depicts her first love and the only thing she ever really sketched — horses. Today her work consists of layered oils, applied primarily through pallet knives. Each piece begins with a multicolored background and outlines brimming with color. After a week of drying, the piece is revisited with a top coat that remains generous enough to allow the background colors to surprise the eye. The reason for the long legs on horses is to reflect the animals’ fragility.