Osha Watercolour woman and fish by Lauren Metzler


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Hello! My name is Lauren Metzler and I am an illustrator specialising in fantasy, character design, and concept art. When I’m not drawing, you can usually find me playing dnd or reading graphic novels.

I love working with all sorts of materials including watercolour, gouache, acrylic, coloured pencil and digital to create fun and whimsical illustrations.

From a very young age I drew comics, dnd characters and painted anything and everything in my sketchbook. Originally from Oregon, I spent my childhood hiking the forests and waterfalls of the Pacific Northwest where I was introduced to the World of Faerie and other magical woodland creatures. This developed a strong fascination in the hidden wonders of the forest and magical creatures that remains playing a reoccurring role in my illustrative work.

I graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and have since illustrated for picture books, character designs, storyboards, webcomics, magazines, wedding invitations, logo design, and hand-lettered typography.

I love all things Kawaii and cutesy, and am also inspired by Beatrix Potter and Roald Dahl. I now live on the sunny Northern Beaches of Manly with my lovely partner and our kitten Luna.

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Over the last two years I have also taught art workshops for all ages both in-person and online. If you have any workshop ideas or requests please get in touch!

Please drop me a line to say hello, follow me on instagram, or visit my facebook page to see more!

…and feel free to comment on my blog posts, I love getting feedback!

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I love helping your story come to life! I specialise in fantasy book illustrations, book cover designs, and also paint custom portraits, pet portraits, murals and teach art workshops! Contact me for pricing/availability.

    Art Exhibitions

    Sustainability Waste 2 Art Prize Exhibition, 2022
    Moss Foundation Skateboard Deck Art Show, 2022
    Day of the Dead, KRVNM, 2020
    Halloween in Isolation, Belle Epoque Gallery, 2020
    YAW WAY Mural Festival 2020
    KRVNM Wild Hearts Exhibition, 2020
    NSW Bushfire Fundraiser, 2020
    Living Creatures Art Exhibition, The Hippie Shop, 2019
    KRVNM Resurrection, Studio Blueprint, 2019
    Objectified | Ambush Gallery, 2019
    Midsole Sneaker Exhibition, M2 Gallery, 2018
    Secret Walls, The Standard Bowl, November 2017
    Framed! Art Exhibition, Blacketts Gallery, 2016
    Surf & Street Art Exhibition, Hurley Australian Open of Surfing, 2015
    Duke’s Day Celebration; 100 Years of Surfing, Freshwater Beach, 2015
    The Last Tree Standing, David Lynch MA Short Film Concept Sketches, 2015
    Manly Surf and Street Art Group Exhibition, Painters’ Gallery, 2015
    RAW Sydney Allure Art Show, Sydney University, 2014
    I Heart Zombies, Belgrave Cartel, 2014
    Duke’s Day; 100 Years of Surfing in Australia Live Painting Exhibition, 2014
    Surf Art Group Show, Kayapa Creative Studio, 2014
    Chica Bonita Chili Kook Off Group Exhibition, 2014
    Allure RAW Art Group Exhibition, 2014
    Atelier Hunt Launch, Group Exhibition, 2014

    Street Art & Murals

    ARN Sound Lounge (Assistant Painter for Inkhunter Artist) 2021
    YAW WAY Mural Festival 2020
    Secret Walls, The Standard Bowl, November 2017

    Books & Publications

    “The Traveler’s Curse”, Oi Oi Oi Issue 3, ComicOz Publishing, 2014
    Album cover artwork, Rhiannon the Merpire, 2014