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TARNIA KITTEL FINE ARTIST

PET, EQUINE & WILDLIFE ARTIST
Custom Commissioned Portraits
Gallery Exhibited Original Pieces
Fine Art Giclée Prints

Animal portrait artist Tarnia Kittel holding framed equine horse portrait of chestnut stallion and endurance horse Cap Braveheart. A commissioned pet portrait after this horse's passing in 2018.

THE ARTIST

QUIESCENT

  • The furry, four-legged children - Tarnia's muses and loves of her life

  • Tarnia's family, she feels blessed to have by her side for 6-14 years. They are the cheese to her macaroni; the jelly to her donut; the Hootie to her Blowfish. All five kids have a forever home with her, and by supporting Tarnia in her artistic endeavours you are supporting her hairy, sassy-pants kids because they eat alot and seem to enjoy hurting themselves.
  • The furry, four-legged children - Tarnia's muses and loves of her life

  • Splendacrest Dryad: 20-something yo Arabian mare. Tarnia's BFF and partner in crime for nearly 15 years, Tarnia and Dryad competed together as an endurance combination since 2007. With a do-or-die attitude, Dryad has matured to the most reliable, trustworthy steed despite losing riding-in-halter privelages after a sneaky bolt through our local forest trails. Dryad is annoyingly intelligent, and can open any gate/undo any lead rope or girth regardless of how many thumbs required. Dryad finds retiree life very offensive, and giving Tarnia the silent treatment every time her sisters get ridden and she doesnt.
  • The furry, four-legged children - Tarnia's muses and loves of her life

  • Rogue: 16yo OTTB mare. Loves cuddles, but very much a one-person horse taking a long time to trust. Naturally hot-headed (read: mental), Rogue enjoys testing the velcro-like ability of Mum's seat, going REALLY FAST and trying to steal anything edible. Tarnia has owned her for 5 years, and has promised Rogue a forever home with her. What she sometimes lacks in brains, she makes up for in heart and work ethic.
  • The furry, four-legged children - Tarnia's muses and loves of her life

  • Splendacrest Reward: 11yo anglo-arabian mare. A hurricane in a teacup, Tarnia was gifted Reward when she was a newborn foal. Reward's favourite things include starting arguments for fun, and running away from Tarnia. Reward, affectionately known as Chook (Chicken when in trouble), is incredibly intelligent and has a fierce work ethic. This makes her a challenging and amazing mount for she has a thirst for learning, loves a challenge but is easily bored (read: naughty). While not the most cuddly or sociable of mares, she has the heart of a lion and absolutely loves her job (especially when she is picked to be ridden first because obviously that means she is the favourite).
  • The furry, four-legged children - Tarnia's muses and loves of her life

  • Bailey: 8yo Border Collie. The goodest of good boys. Bailey came to Tarnia when he was 18 months old from an abusive home. Finding refuge with Tarnia, it took some years for Bailey to overcome his baggage, but has grown to be the sookiest of mummy's boys! Due to his history, Bailey can be timid, but he is the happiest boy who just loves love. Like every border collie, he loves to chase literally anything, and vibrates in his sleep. While he desperately loves to follow his herding instincts, he has absolutely no clue when 'rounding up' his big horse sisters. Bailey aims for the stars, not letting Mum's growling or his sisters hooves stop him from pursuing his Lassie dreams.
  • The furry, four-legged children - Tarnia's muses and loves of her life

  • Jasmine: 7yo Australian Shepherd x Ridgeback. Tarnia has owned Jasmine since she was an 8 week old puppy. Jas is highly intelligent with an impressive thought process, and likes to channel her inner Beyonce. Unaware of being a dog, Jasmine enjoys sleeping on couches and Mum's pillow, and interrupting Mum's conversations. She is confident, fiercely loyal, and the most supportive friend Tarnia could ask for (even when Jasmine is talking constantly or persistant about lying on mum's lap weighing 35kg when it is 42 degrees outside). Would die for a hug.

The furry, four-legged children - Tarnia's muses and loves of her life

Tarnia's family, she feels blessed to have by her side for 6-14 years. They are the cheese to her macaroni; the jelly to her donut; the Hootie to her Blowfish. All five kids have a forever home with her, and by supporting Tarnia in her artistic endeavours you are supporting her hairy, sassy-pants kids because they eat alot and seem to enjoy hurting themselves.

The furry, four-legged children - Tarnia's muses and loves of her life

Splendacrest Dryad: 20-something yo Arabian mare. Tarnia's BFF and partner in crime for nearly 15 years, Tarnia and Dryad competed together as an endurance combination since 2007. With a do-or-die attitude, Dryad has matured to the most reliable, trustworthy steed despite losing riding-in-halter privelages after a sneaky bolt through our local forest trails. Dryad is annoyingly intelligent, and can open any gate/undo any lead rope or girth regardless of how many thumbs required. Dryad finds retiree life very offensive, and giving Tarnia the silent treatment every time her sisters get ridden and she doesnt.

The furry, four-legged children - Tarnia's muses and loves of her life

Rogue: 16yo OTTB mare. Loves cuddles, but very much a one-person horse taking a long time to trust. Naturally hot-headed (read: mental), Rogue enjoys testing the velcro-like ability of Mum's seat, going REALLY FAST and trying to steal anything edible. Tarnia has owned her for 5 years, and has promised Rogue a forever home with her. What she sometimes lacks in brains, she makes up for in heart and work ethic.

The furry, four-legged children - Tarnia's muses and loves of her life

Splendacrest Reward: 11yo anglo-arabian mare. A hurricane in a teacup, Tarnia was gifted Reward when she was a newborn foal. Reward's favourite things include starting arguments for fun, and running away from Tarnia. Reward, affectionately known as Chook (Chicken when in trouble), is incredibly intelligent and has a fierce work ethic. This makes her a challenging and amazing mount for she has a thirst for learning, loves a challenge but is easily bored (read: naughty). While not the most cuddly or sociable of mares, she has the heart of a lion and absolutely loves her job (especially when she is picked to be ridden first because obviously that means she is the favourite).

The furry, four-legged children - Tarnia's muses and loves of her life

Bailey: 8yo Border Collie. The goodest of good boys. Bailey came to Tarnia when he was 18 months old from an abusive home. Finding refuge with Tarnia, it took some years for Bailey to overcome his baggage, but has grown to be the sookiest of mummy's boys! Due to his history, Bailey can be timid, but he is the happiest boy who just loves love. Like every border collie, he loves to chase literally anything, and vibrates in his sleep. While he desperately loves to follow his herding instincts, he has absolutely no clue when 'rounding up' his big horse sisters. Bailey aims for the stars, not letting Mum's growling or his sisters hooves stop him from pursuing his Lassie dreams.

The furry, four-legged children - Tarnia's muses and loves of her life

Jasmine: 7yo Australian Shepherd x Ridgeback. Tarnia has owned Jasmine since she was an 8 week old puppy. Jas is highly intelligent with an impressive thought process, and likes to channel her inner Beyonce. Unaware of being a dog, Jasmine enjoys sleeping on couches and Mum's pillow, and interrupting Mum's conversations. She is confident, fiercely loyal, and the most supportive friend Tarnia could ask for (even when Jasmine is talking constantly or persistant about lying on mum's lap weighing 35kg when it is 42 degrees outside). Would die for a hug.