The Danger Dogs are a hit already in Cambridge at Nomad, a Folk Art store for urban explorers near Porter Square.
Scottish Terrier by Vinosh, approximately 12"x12" Acrylic on metal, SOLD at Nomad.
This charming black Scottie Dog was hand painted in Nepal by Vinosh on my second Danger Dog trip. Vinosh was in fine form and painted many dogs for me.
Vinosh has since moved to Saudi Arabia where this talented artist can make more money doing manual labor than he can as a signboard artist in Nepal. This brought home to me why the Nepal Art Dog project is so important. A full 26% of Nepal's GNP is from remittance - which the Nepalese refer to as 'going out'. Perhaps with more Fair Trade orders, these artists could stay with their families.
Vinosh' talent and sense of design is a terrible thing to waste. More on that problem here on a previous post.
Cooper the Black Lab by Dilip Niroj, approximately 12"x12" Acrylic on metal, available at Nomad.
This soulful portrait of Cooper is by Dilip Niroj. The eyes really glow and Dilip's rendering of this Black Labrador Retriever's black fur is truly masterful.
Dilip is the proud owner of 3 dogs - a Doberman Pinscher, a German Shepherd and a Pug. What a combo! His love of dogs comes out in this painting.
Colette the Poodle by Amar Shrestha, approximately 12"x12" Acrylic on metal, available at Nomad.
Colette the Black Standard Poodle is pretty in pink in this dramatic, almost cubist portrait by Amar Shrestha. The large eye is a nice counterpoint to the red collar.
Corky the Chocolate Lab by Megh Raj Thapa, approximately 12"x12" Acrylic on metal, available at Nomad.
Corky is obviously a smart dog to have had this lettering. This portrait of a Chocolate Labrador Retreiver is by Megh Raj Thapa, one of my softer artists. A gentle man, he lovingly paints his Danger Dogs with a deft hand and a great eye for detail.
Reign the Corgi by Sagar, approximately 12"x12" Acrylic on metal, SOLD at Nomad.
This Corgi's owner is very attractive, as you can see, and Sagar chose to include her in this one-of-a-kind portrait. He may have gone a bit overboard with the myriad frolicking girls in the background. Nevertheless, this blue-eyed Cardigan Welsh Corgi is the commanding centerpiece to this fun painting.
Sagar teaches Japanese students to paint in Nepal and they in turn taught him enough Kanji for him to use as his signature.
Sheepdog by Mohan Neupane, approximately 12"x12" Acrylic on metal, SOLD at Nomad.
Mohan Neupane's beware of dog signs are always painted with a dark blue background, pink lettering and the dog always has a dark dropshadow. This sheepdog is a great example of Mohan's art.
As you can see, every Danger Dog tells a story.
More of the Danger Dog treasures that you can find at Nomad in Cambridge will be featured in a later blog. Stay tuned.
They seem to be selling like hot dogs, so if you are in the area stop by soon. Their address is at 1741 Mass Ave in Cambridge, not far from Porter Square. Be there or be square.
To see the Dogs in person, here is their website: www.NomadCambridge.com Tell them Michelle sent you!
Your pet too can be immortalized on metal by struggling Nepali signboard artists whose hand-painted work is being replaced by digital graphics. Find out how below.
Now is the time to order: Be ahead of the Pack! Orders now accepted for the Summer 2012 trip.
HOW TO ORDER
To order, please send me a photo of your pet. I will give it to three different artists, giving you a choice of 3 paintings and three artists will get work. Each painting is about one square foot and is on metal with synthetic enamel paint. These can be hung indoors or out, be framed or unframed.
While I am in Nepal, your pet will be featured on the Danger Dog Blog, as I stop into the artists' studios and document the works in progress.
Satisfaction is guaranteed as I accept no money up front. If you do not like one of the three, you pay nothing, and the 3 artists are paid in full in any case. Let me know what you want it to say and that's it!
Send your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org or find out more at www.NepalDog.com.
Let's keep these artists painting.
American Dogs = Nepali Jobs.
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You will be happy you did!