NJ based artist and animal rights advocate Tara Metzler studied graphic design at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. She has showcased her adorable and vibrant pieces in solo exhibits, group shows, and other art events throughout New Jersey. Metzler combines a gentle whimsy with a little bit of toughness in her work. With acrylic on canvas paintings, colorful illustrations, and water decals on vintage plates, she creates a witty dialogue with viewers.
Charlie, acrylic on canvas, 16″ X 40″. image courtesy of Tara Metzler
Sid, acrylic on canvas, 18″ X 18″. image courtesy of Tara Metzler
Muscle Man, illustration. image courtesy of Tara Metzler
Hummingbird, illustration. image courtesy of Tara Metzler
Double Narwhal, water decal on vintage ceramic plate, 15 3/4″ x 11 1/2″. image courtesy of Tara Metzler
Promoting animal rights awareness is another passion for Metzler, and she often donates a percentage of her proceeds to local animal shelters and organizations, like Pinups for Pitbulls. This Saturday, April 20, Pit Bull PSA style posters by Metzler will be available for purchase at the Smithville Arts Walk in Smithville, NJ, where she and her pit bull mix, Stella, will make an appearance.
Racism, 14″ X 20″ Pit bull PSA poster. image courtesy of Tara Metzler
Always available for commission and licensing work, Metzler will also showcase her work at the Annual Hoboken Arts & Music Festival in NJ on Sunday, May 5. Brand new Pig Dog branded notepads with her original characters will be available for purchase among other works. For more info and to see more of Metzler’s work, visit her website PigDogOnline.com and Pig Dog Online Etsy shop.