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Bulldogs from Nepal Art Dogs

Bulldogs are always a favorite subject in the Danger Dog oeuvre.

 Brocco English Bulldog by Amar 

Who could resist Brocco's lovely English Bulldog mug?   by Amar Shrestha.

 Brocco English Bulldog by Megh Raj
Here's Brocco again, this time by Megh Raj.   Love that tongue and that Megh Raj placed Brocco in the yard.

 Aasha.fr.bulldog
Aasha of Aasha Art brings you a French Bulldog named Jack.   This one is lovely but on the primitive side.   

 Bulldog.Mick.Sabala
A new version of the handsome Mick Jagger, this time by Sabala from Surya Studios.   Mick Jagger is a perennial favorite.   The detail that Sabala give to his mouth and muzzle has to be seen to be fully appreciated.   This portrait of Mick is no longer available.

 Nabin.bulldog2
Nabin brings a stylized version of Mick Jagger.   It's hard to believe that these are painted from the same photo.

 NepalArt French bulldog
Again we have Jack, this time painted by Pulkit of Nepal Arts in Kathmandu.  The artists of Nepal are not shy about showing Jack's maleness.

 Birju.bulldog
Laverne is a Bulldog from Ojai, California.   As painted by Sagar in his thuggish mode.   

If you would like to visit the NepalDog.com Bull Dog page to see pricing, please click here.

 

The Nepal Art Dog project promotes the endangered art of Nepali signboards.   Signboards are painted on recycled metal, using synthetic enamel and are meant to hang outdoors, but look just as good framed.   Over 1400 portraits have been commissioned to date, giving these artists real work.   I have worked with over 58 artists and actively look for more each trip.

 

On my last trip to Nepal, the Danger Dog commissions were the only art these artists were still hand painting -- all their other work was digital or printed on flex.   These artists can and will paint anything.  I decided to concentrate on pets as there was a tradition in Nepal already of 'beware of dog' placards and I knew that people would like them.

 

Each commission will be given to at least 3 signboard artists - giving 3 people work, the pet owner a choice and museum shops Nepali folk art.   No money is accepted up front.   If you don't like any of the 3 choices, you pay nothing.   The artists are paid Fair Trade wages regardless.

 

Please contact me at ampage1@gmail.com with any questions.

 

This project is for pet lovers who collect art and would like to make a difference in these artists' lives.

 

More information is available at NepalDog.com.

 

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