Tarnia is an animal advocate and devoted 'mum' to her three horses and two dogs. She grew up surrounded by every shape and size - horses, dogs, cats, fish, rats, hermit crabs, silkworms and rescues (e.g. hatchling and injured birds, rejected calves, stray pets). This naturally fuelled her unconditional love of the animal kingdom.
Combining this with her passion for the arts, Tarnia creates realistic animal portraits with a painterly finish and archival quality. An empath by nature, she strives to capture the personality and essence of the subject bringing the artwork to life.
Tarnia is a university graduate with a Bachelor in Biomedical Science (majoring in Chemistry and Biotechnology) and a qualified dental nurse with nine years clinical experience. Upon moving to and calling Brisbane home, Tarnia leads a busy life pursuing her passions freelancing as an artist and illustrator, and working as a technical analyst in environmental monitoring.