Cara Gordon was born in Belfast and studied fine art at Newcastle University.
Working mainly in charcoal, ink and acrylic, her work covers a wide variety of subjects. Over the years animals, and in particular dogs, have been a recurring theme in her work – the vitality of the animal reflected in the spontaneity of mark and gesture within the paintings
These latest paintings of dogs are not so much concerned with depicting a detailed portrait but focus more on the movement and energy of the animal, reducing the image to a series of lines and smudges. The textures and colours of the paintings are informed by the landscape and shifting weather patterns where she lives.
Cara has exhibited widely throughout N. Ireland and has work in many private and public collections
The Caldwell Gallery, Belfast
The McKenny Gallery, Omagh
The Cooper Gallery, Derry
The Whaley Gallery, Belfast
National open art competition, N. Irish award 2013
Awards include the Irish news award, Royal Ulster academy 2014
National open art competition, regional award 2016