Her knowledge and experience with purebred dogs combined with her attention to detail, authenticity and accurate portrayal of the dogs she paints immortalizes them in a way that makes her paintings priceless.

In addition to her 17 year career as a professional dog handler working with over 25 different breeds of dogs, she has also been actively breeding German Shorthair Pointers proven both in the show ring and the field since 1988. German Shorthaired Pointers with the Vom Metz name have gained a reputation of being top winning show dogs with unmatched hunting abilities. Her experience, knowledge and compassion of quality sporting dogs has raised the standards of her art and provided a "look" that avid sporting and dog art collectors and dog enthusiasts appreciate.

With no "formal" training, her work was instantly recognized for her abilities with her first painting, "Intense Moment" being selected for the "People's Choice" award at the Safari Club International convention in 1999. Soon after, she was commissioned to paint the official portrait of "Bozeann's Mosley" on permanent collection in the Hall of Fame at the National Bird Dog Museum in Grand Junction, TN. Among other high profile names, Metz painted “Barney” for President George W and Laura Bush and Lawyer Ron, competitor in the 2006 Kentucky Derby currently on display at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, TX.

Her paintings have been published on the covers of the 2004 anniversary issue of Pointing Dog Journal, the 1999 anniversary issue of Retriever Journal, the 1999 and 2004 Fall issues of Field Trial Magazine, 2004 and 2005 covers of American Field and 2005 cover of Paint Racing. Her work has been consigned and successfully sold at the Holland & Holland Gallery in New York City, NY; the Beretta Galleries in New York City, NY and Dallas, TX; Sportsman's Gallery in Atlanta, GA; Paderewski Fine Art in Beaver Creek, CO, Cross Gate Gallery in Lexington, KY and the Evelyn Siegel Gallery in Fort Worth, TX. She was commissioned by the Iams Company to paint the official portrait for the 2003 "Shooting Dog of the Year" award; the 2004, 2005 and 2006 Open and Amateur "Shooting Dog of the Year" award portraits sponsored by Purina and the 2004, 2005 and 2006 National Brittany "Shooting Dog of the Year Award" sponsored by Nutromax and Tri Tronics. She has also had her work successfully auctioned off at the Quail Unlimited Celebrity Auction in Albany, GA; the Cattle Baron's live auction in Dallas, TX; the "Texas Wild" charity auction for the Dallas Museum of History, Dallas, TX; the Celebrity Cutting Futurity live auction in Fort Worth, TX; Safari Club International and Dallas Safari Club live auctions in Dallas, TX.
 
 
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