Cara Enteles


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Cara Enteles is best known for her nature and landscape paintings on Aluminum and Plexiglas panels. “My work is the result of my fascination and study of the natural world.”

Enteles's work is exhibited nationwide and in Europe. The Artist is featured in many Public Collections including Penn State Lancaster, Hershey Cancer and Hampden Medical Centers, Microsoft, Boston Children’s Hospital,The Norwegian Cruise Line, Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital and PricewaterhouseCoopers, as well as numerous private collections.

Enteles believes in the power of art in public places and seeks out opportunities in the public realm. In 2020 she completed a large public art commission for the MTA Arts and Design program called “Commuting Through Nature” at the Merillon Avenue LIRR station in Garden City, NY. Enteles’s partnered with a glass fabricator to recreate her original artwork in industrial glass, which creates the structure of the station.

She is currently working on a large public commission for the Apple Valley Elementary School in Yakima, Washington. This commission will include two large scale paintings that will celebrate the beauty of the Yakima area. Awards include Guest Artist at Singinawa Tiger Preserve, Kanha, India, 2011, inclusion in the Art in Embassies program 2024-2026, a Fellowship to the Julia & David White Artist's Colony, 2005, a studio at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts 2004-2008, and a grant from the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance Fellowship for the Visual Arts, 2002.

Her work has been shown at Wave Hill, The Hudson Valley Contemporary Art Center, The Long Island Museum and The Islip Art Museum. She earned her BFA from Parsons School of Design and also studied at the Ecole des Beaux- Arts.

She is represented by Sara Nightingale Gallery in New York, Amy Simon Fine Art in Westport and Walker Fine Art in Denver and Masterpiece.Art in the UK.


I am best known for my landscape paintings that are personal interpretations of nature. My work is the visual diary of an ongoing fascination with the natural world. I live and work in the western Catskill mountains. This landscape, as well as those seen in my travels, are the inspiration for my work. I keep a large garden which serves as my muse. This proximity to nature allows me to spend time observing and translating the experiences to paint. I love the concept of “Biophilia” in which humans seek out and benefit from connecting with nature. I believe that our well being depends on spending time in nature.

I’ve developed my own painting technique that mixes silkscreen printing and oil painting on aluminum or plexiglas panels. I collect botanicals in her travels and creates silkscreens from them. I often come back from a hike with a bunch of branches and leaves. Using this simple printing process, the shapes of the botanical forms (leaves, flowers and tree branches) are added into the paintings as repeated shapes. They are layered into the paintings. I have, over time, collected a large kind of library of them.

The choice of the aluminum and acrylic substrates is deliberate. The slightly reflective surface changes with the light, mimicking the natural world, and the contrast of the nature imagery on the industrial surface creates a tension.

As a lover of nature, I subtly address environmental issues that plague our natural world. These include declining numbers of pollinating animals. Plastic pollution, fracking, oil spills and climate change have all been addressed in different bodies of works. But I believe that nature has an amazing ability to right itself. “I aim to make the work positive and want it to be an advocate for nature.”