Originally from British Columbia, Jessica Tara is a second-year law student at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University in Halifax. She has enjoyed various artistic pursuits throughout her life, including drawing, painting, photography, bookmaking, graphic design, and web site design. She painted Blue rose in Victoria in 2009 using acrylic paint. More recently she discovered her passion for garment sewing and creating mosaics from seashells and other sea objects. She takes inspiration from her dual life between two coastal cities and credits her grandparents for encouraging her artistic endeavours and law school.