...and a couple of Cute Cats as well.
The Museum store at the Craft and Folk Art Museum is renowned for its eclectic variety of beautiful wares from around the world. The Danger Dogs have been a proud part of this museum since 2007.
A Zen Yorkie by Megh Raj Thapa
Paco Loco by Megh Raj Thapa
Snoop the Dachshund by Sagar Bista
Roxy the Shitzu by Megh Raj Thapa
Fiona the Rescue Dog by Megh Raj Thapa
Max the long-haired Dachshund by Sagar Bista SOLDand Nacho the Fighting, Biting Lhasa Apso by Sagar Bista.
You can find out more about any of these portraits by clicking on the links. By buying from the Museum, you not only support the Nepali signboard artists, but also this great Folk Art Museum.
Jack Frost by Baba, 12"x12" enamel on metal. SOLD at Cafam.org.
The Devenagari script reads 'Om mani padme om'.
Barney looks like he is happy for his walker in this portrait by Sanjib. Love the corsage.
Nacho, the Lhasa Apso, by Sagar. 12"x12" enamel on metal. Available at Cafam.org.
This is a cute dog, well captured with his sly gaze by Sagar Bista.
The Craft and Folk Art Museum is located in Los Angeles just across from LACMA (aka the Los Angeles County Musem of Art). Location and hours can be found at their website: www.Cafam.org.
The following pieces have recently sold at the Museum. It is bittersweet to me, but I am sure that these pieces went to lucky art patrons.
Zia the Black Cat recently passed away. Her owner was heartbroken. As you can see, she was a beauty, as well as a pussycat. It is difficult to photograph a black cat, but the original photo for this one is so good that I have made dozens over the years. Sufraj Khadka did a fine job on this painting. A lucky art patron snatched this one up at the Museum.
Louis the White Lab is one of the prettiest Danger Dogs of all time. An unusual color palette, a strong photo, Sagar's design sense and humor - all combine to make a spectacular piece. I will miss it. But I am glad that it went to a good home.
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. You can comment below.
Also, you can go to the Nepal Dog Channel at YouTube to see other available paintings of dogs on metal. The Nepali signboard industry with its charming hand-painted signboards is fast disappearing in favor of mass-produced computer-generated signage.
How to commission YOUR pet's portrait on metal:
Now is the time to order: Be ahead of the Pack! Orders now being accepted for the March 2013 trip.
1. Please send me a photo of your pet. I will give it to three different artists, giving you a choice of 3 paintings and three people will get work. Each painting is about one square foot and is on metal with synthetic enamel paint. These can be hung indoors or out.
2. Let me know what you would like it to say.
3. Let me know what style of portrait you would prefer: naive, realistic, colorful, etc.
4. Tell me your pet's name and breed.
5. Send your photo to me at:
That's it !
Satisfaction is guaranteed as I accept no money up front. If you do not like one of the three, you pay nothing, and the 3 artists are paid in full in any case. Let me know what you want it to say and that's it!
The cost is $250 plus shipping. Shipping is around $18 per sign (to
and from the US). And 9.75% California sales tax for California
Pay after choosing your portrait.
Multiple pets on one sign cost more ($325 for Double, $400 for Triple).
Let's keep these artists painting.
This hand-painted art form is fast disappearing in Kathmandu, as it already has in most parts of the world. I pay fair trade wages, the artists get to paint again, pet lovers get a choice of three paintings for each commission, and I get to help Nepali artists make a living. Everybody is happy. Rescue dogs from America get to rescue artists from Nepal!