TARA CASSIDY is an artist based in West Auckland, New Zealand. Working primarily with pencils, she loves depicting the native wildlife of Aotearoa. Tara credits much of her love and curiosity for the natural environment to her upbringing out West, surrounded by protected native bush and wildlife. While her tertiary studies initially began with biological sciences, Tara instead followed her passion for creativity and completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2016. She now continues to be inspired by the flora and fauna of Aotearoa within her art practice.