Taa Moko artist Taryn Beri spent 3 years under the tutelage and apprenticeship of Tohunga Taa Moko, Mark Kopua. During that time she was taught, mentored, and guided through the art of Uetonga, by one of today's leading experts of the craft.
She now works from her private home studio in Wellington. She also travels frequently to other areas such as Nelson, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth.
Taryn enjoys experimenting with contemporary moko techniques, styles and tools. She constantly strives to develop and evolve her own signature style of moko, based on the traditional teachings handed down to her by her teacher.
'Whaia nga mahi o Rarohenga' is the underlying kaupapa that informs her professional practice as a Taa Moko practioner.
"Maori art is inseparable from Maori culture. It is like a living organism that exists in the spirit of our people and drives them toward wider horizons and greater achievement."