Louis is a handsome Labrador Retreiver, painted here by Sagar of Surya Studios. His name tag has becomes Sagar's signature, Japanese writing that means 'ocean' - as does Sagar in Nepali.
Barney at the Wedding is a dramatic rendition of an Enlightened Dog. Barney is one of those dogs that everyone loves, with his wagging tail and bright smile. I think that Sanjib captured him well.
Gus the Puppy and his favorite toy captures the sweet nature of this dog.
Gus is all grown up in this portrait by Baba. The Nepali script reads: "Dharma Kukor" or "Religious Dog".
If you would like a portrait of your own pet, now is the time to order. Contact me at email@example.com with any questions or comments.
More available Labrador Retreivers on Nepal Dog's YouTube Channel.
Nepal Art Dogs is a Fair Trade Art project that promotes the endangered signboard artists of Nepal. With over 2000 pieces commissioned in 4 years, the Danger Dogs have made a difference in the lives of many artists. I decided to concentrate on pets as there was a tradition in Nepal already of 'Beware of Dog' signs and I knew that people would like them. These are truly fine artists whose livelihood is disappearing at an alarming rate.
On my most recent trips to Nepal, the Danger Dog commissions were the only art these artists were still hand painting -- all their other work was done from a mass-produced image, often printed on plastic flex.
You can help by ordering a custom portrait of your pet. Each signboard is approximately one square foot, synthetic enamel on metal. Each commission will be given to at least 3 signboard artists -- giving 3 people work, you a choice of 3 signs and museum shops Nepali folk art.
No money accepted up front. If you don't like any of your paintings, you pay nothing. All artists are paid fair trade wages.
For pet lovers who collect art and would like to make a difference.
Micro-finance through art patronage.
For cats, horses, ferrets, birds, hamsters, etc, please go to NepalDog.com for more examples.
If you would like to see a particular breed, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.