Cara Balmer is a West Michigan native and has spent her lifetime reflecting on the world around her through many creative outlets. As a child, she spent hours drawing portraits of her neighbors’ beloved pets, or notable sites throughout her hometown. Growing up, Cara continued to develop her painting and drawing skills, eventually breaking into other realms including graphic design and photo styling. It was in 2016 that her adventure into printmaking truly opened her eyes to the limitless forms of expression that are available right at her fingertips. Through linocut printmaking, she was finally able to free herself from the expectations she put on herself to achieve “realism”. With the freedom provided by this traditional printmaking technique, Cara continues to hone in on her unique style.
Cara's ArtPrize Entries
These are Cara's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.