Of course, there is a Danger Dog version of this lovely breed.
Pekingese portrait, 12"x12" Synthetic enamel on metal, by Vinosh 2007 Available
Malachy the award winning Pekingese is certainly a well bred dog. Seeing him perform on TV this morning, I was impressed by his poise. And that coat...
This portrait of a Pekingese was painted on my 2nd Danger Dog trip in November 2007. I had arranged an exhibit of the signboard art at the Baryo Fiesta Mexican Restaurant and this piece was included.
The artist Vinosh left Nepal for Saudi Arabia soon after this portrait was painted. He can make a better income doing manual labor there than he can as a signboard artist in Nepal.
That is the perfect example of why the Nepal Art Dog fair trade art project is so important. Let's keep these guys in Nepal and hand painting their charming art...
If you would like to purchase this portrait of a Pekingese, please go to the NepalDog.com website. This link will get you to the Pekingese page.
You can order a portrait of your own pet, be it a Pekingese or a Poodle, a Calico or a Siamese at through me at ampage1 @ gmail.com.
It is not too early to order for the next trip !!!
Please send in photos for your order for the next trip. I leave in early 2012. However, I have many, many portraits already made of many breeds of pet. Please ask!!!
This may be the perfect gift. Give someone you love a portrait of someone they love, and in the meantime support this dying art form.
Each commission I receive will be given to 3 different Nepalese signboard artists, giving 3 struggling artists Fair Trade work and you a choice of 3 colorful paintings on metal!
Your satisfaction is guaranteed as I accept no money up front, only if you like one of the portraits do you pay. The artists are paid fair trade wages whether you buy or not.
1. Send a photo of your pet to me at email@example.com.
2. Let me know what you would like the signboard to say.
3. Tell me which style of Danger Dog art you prefer, by giving me examples of signs you have liked on the website or just say whether you like realistic, naive, cartoonish or fanciful.
4. Follow the Danger Dog Blog and see the works in progress, trips to the studios, the life and arts of Nepal.
5. Decide which painting you prefer of the 3 and send me a check and I will mail you your very own personal Danger Dog (or Cat)!
Pricing, more information and examples of the Nepal Art Dog project can be found at NepalDog.com.
The Craft and Folk Art Museum also features the Danger Dogs. cafam.org
Also, at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, stop by the Santa Monica Museum of Art to see some art.
New Stone Age on West Third in Los Angeles also has a good selection.
Or you could order your own pet......