Pet Portraits and Original Snap Button Jewellery from Tasmania

Barbara EtterWelcome to the website of artist Barbara Etter APM. I am based in Hobart but can provide my animal and pet portrait service and jewellery to almost anywhere in the world.

I love animals and painting them! I particularly enjoy personally presenting owners with their unique portrait and seeing their reactions. It’s a real challenge making sure a well known and much loved pet is instantly recognisable and to capture his or her personality and nature, and so very rewarding when this is achieved. It’s also great to get feedback when a pet portrait has been a special surprise gift.

By the way, in case you were wondering, “Animalia” is simply Latin for animals. Sounds much more exotic doesn’t it! I just love Australian author Graeme Base’s international best-selling children’s alphabet book Animalia.

And I do love exotic and vibrant colours, as is evidenced by my personal love of birds such as peacocks, ducks, hummingbirds and flamingos. I also love painting my two senior citizen Golden Retrievers, Roxy and Bentley.

I particularly enjoy an element of quirkiness and fun, so feel free to think outside the square when designing and ordering your portrait.

My artworks are now on display in several galleries, wineries and gift shops in Hobart and Richmond. I am also selling artworks through the Australian online Gallery, Bluethumb. See

Please enjoy your visit to Animalia Art and do not hesitate to contact me should you have any queries. My website has been recently updated to include my original and unique Acrylic Pour Snap button jewellery which includes earrings (pierced and clip on), bracelets (funky and classic), pendants, buttons, bouquet enhancers, brooches/lapel pins, bookmarks, rings, scarf rings, mittens, snap button diffusers, cufflinks, key rings, coin purses and even sports caps! The snaps or “chunks” are interchangeable in seconds allowing you to match your jewellery to your mood or outfit. They make a great gift idea if you are looking for something “different”!

There are various categories to help you navigate through the jewellery shop including Evening and Glamour, Aromatherapy, Girls, Dog Lovers and even a Men’s Jewellery and Accessories.

Please be patient as I build my website and offer a full range of snap button jewellery (12 mm and 18 mm and combinations of both) and accessories. More photos and items coming very soon!

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