Happy Bastille Day from French Danger Dogs
New Danger Dogs at the Craft and Folk Art Musuem

White Labrador Retreivers from Nepal

SagarLab
Louis the White Labrador Retreiver by Sagar    (enamel on metal 12"x12") 2008 Available

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.

Sanjib Rana Lab Barney
Barney the White Lab by Sanjib Rana (enamel on metal 12"x15") 2011 Available

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.LabPuppy.MeghRaj
Puppy Gus with a soccer ball by Megh Raj Thapa  (enamel on metal 12"x12") 2009 Available

Gus the Puppy and his favorite toy captures the sweet nature of this dog.  

Gus.WhiteLab.Sabala
Gus the White Lab by Baba (enamel on metal 12"x12") 2009 Available

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 ampage1@gmail.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 ampage1@gmail.com.  

 

 

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name is required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)