Kara was born in upstate New York and attended SUNY New Paltz to study visual arts. Portraiture is her strength but, she has always been fascinated by retro interiors, tacky patterns, vinyl chairs, and polyester.
Her curiosity in the notion of past lives guides the creation of her characters. Kara has an avid appreciation for architecture and implements elements of design into her paintings. She currently works as a hair stylist and has been known to incorporate hair as a medium.