Emma Lovegrove is a visual artist and illustrator from Auckland, New Zealand. Lovegrove graduated from Elam School of Fine Arts in 2019 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with First Class Honours and was a 2nd place recipient of the 2018 Henrietta and Lola Anne Tunbridge Watercolour Scholarship. Since graduating from Elam, she has collaborated with Pauanesia and held her first solo exhibition titled Whenua at Endemicworld in Auckland. Lovegrove uses her art practice as a way to foster her relationship with the landscapes that she visits and the varied nature they contain. She is drawn to locations that feel wild and untouched, but when you peer more closely, vibrant ecosystems thrive and intricate patterns are revealed. She is particularly interested in the relationships between living and non-living, human and non-human, and how the way we interact with nature can affect our relationship with it. A large portion of Lovegrove’s practice is devoted to wandering, climbing, photographing, foraging, sketching and writing within the landscapes she visits.