Great Danes as Nepali signboard art
How do YOU spell Enlightened?

Not-so-Cavalier King Charles Spaniels

Georgie the King Charles by Sabala
Georgie is a Wise King Charles Spaniel indeed.   This portrait is by Sabala.

Georgie the King Charles Spaniel by Dilip
Above is Dilip Niroj's portrait of Georgie.

This wonderful portrait of a pair of King Charles Spaniels is available at New Stone Age in Los Angeles.   Fran, the owner of the shop on West Third, is a big fan of the Danger Dog project and has many great Danger Dogs in her store.

Cosmo was an early Enlightened Dog.   His portrait is by Amar Shrestha.

Santosh Shrestha (no relation to Amar) painted this profile of a King Charles Spaniel.

All of the above are available.

If you would like a portrait of your own pet, now is the time to order.  Contact me at with any questions or comments.

Nepal Art Dogs is a Fair Trade Art project that promotes the endangered signboard artists of Nepal.   With over 1500 pieces commissioned in 3 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 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 commissione 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 for more examples.

If you would like to see a particular breed, please contact me at  




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