Lotus Gallery in the Thamel district of Nepal has relocated. Lotus focuses on contemporary Tibetan and Nepali fine art and has been around a long time.
The new location is right around the corner, away from the old shop, right across from the Royal Penguin Boutique Hotel on the way to Chetripati. But the people at the old location will explain the way... Just a couple of minutes from the former location.
Owner Santosh Gupta has wonderful taste in artists and represents many different styles.
As in the former gallery, there is a comfortable seating area in back.
Norbu Tenzing Lama's art is also included in Santosh's roster of artists. A popular artist in France and all over Europe, Tenzing's artwork was featured in the Oscar nominated move Himalaya (aka Caravan).
Here is their card and a small map to help you find Lotus Gallery.
Stop by Lotus Gallery as they are the only ones in Thamel that specialize in Tibetan and Nepali Contemporary fine art. You will be pleasantly surprised.
Want to immortalize your pet? .,
Now is the time to order: Be ahead of the Pack! Orders now being accepted for the March 2016 trip. I will be back in June 2016. Orders close for this trip on June 9th, 2016, but sooner is always better as we need time for the paint to dry!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 $22 per sign (to and from the US). And 9.75% California sales tax for California residents.
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!