Hi! I’m Cara


I am an artist, illustrator, surface designer and educator from Ann Arbor, Michigan. My work represents the synthesis of my background in biology, policy, agriculture, and art. Cara’s Garden is a place where I grow flowers and food and create a beautiful space for friends and family. The garden -- and my connection to nature -- provide endless inspiration for my work creating botanically themed art in watercolor, oil, and repeating patterns.


Education & Background

BA — Biology, emphasis in plant ecology - University of California, Santa Barbara, College of Creative Studies

MPA — Environmental Science and Policy - Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs

Executive Director — The Land Connection, Champaign, Illinois

Associate Director — Tropical Forest Group, San Diego, California

I believe

Black Lives Matter
Women’s Rights are Human Rights
Trans People Belong
No Human is Illegal
Science is Real
Love is Love
We are all Immigrants