Cara Roy Artworks leaving Seaside after 20 years

Cara Roy

Cara Roy at her Seaside gallery.

Special to The Sun
Published: Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 05:01 PM.

After more than two decades in Seaside , Cara Roy and her artwork are moving on.

Roy emphasizes, however, that she is not retiring or moving away from the area, rather it is a business transition.

Roy opened her gallery in Seaside in February 1991 in a tent resting on straw in Seaside 's Quincy Circle . She knew she wanted to be part of the Ruskin Place artist colony in the back, but had to wait for the building she wanted to be completed. That building located at the south corner of the entrance to the park is where she has sold her artwork ever since.

Visitors to the iconic town where "The Truman Show" was filmed have come to look forward to visiting Roy 's gallery, and usually take home one of her watercolor prints as a souvenir of their stay.

Working mostly in watercolors, her prints of beach scenes, fish, mermaids, etc., have been synonymous with Seaside .

The location also brought Roy her own little brush with the stars in the mid-1990s when "The Truman Show" was being filmed in the town. She looked just enough like the movie's star, Laura Linney, that she served as her double on set.

"It was a lot of fun being on set and going to makeup and all, but also a lot of hard work," said Roy . "Jim Carrey would come back from break first and stand behind the production people and make faces at us to make us laugh. It was fun going to all the parties and riding in the limo to the United Artist Theater in Fort Walton for the movie's premier. It was the longest line of limos to date that this area has seen."

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