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Live from Kathmandu: Final Danger Dogs

Live from Kathmandu: Final Danger Dogs

The Danger Dogs are coming in fast and furious.  There are some great ones in store for you.....

Cooper the Whippet by Baba and Nara.   These two are sculptural marvels in person.   The musculature, brindle fur pattern and sense of speed is caught in both of these portraits.   A hard choice indeed and one more still to come.

We have another running dog with Manny the Jack Russell.   Again Baba and Jit Gurung manage to convey action.

Here is Manny's portrait, by Sagar, as a work in progress. Sagar forgot to add the Nepali translation in this piece.   The artists all had fun with this one.    Manny would give Cooper the Whippet a run for his money or have fun trying.

Annie Hall (by Sufraj Khadka) is a sweet Beagle with a weight problem, hence 'The Royal Fattie' moniker here.   She is still drying in the sun in this photo.

Zuma is a beautiful Puggle, here painted by Nara and Baba.   She's a great dog and both portraits capture her dark muzzle and steady gaze.

Baba outdid himself in this portrait of Caesar the white standard poodle sprawled on his magic carpet.   This one is very pretty in person.

Georgie the Corgi by Nara and Santosh.   As you can see, Georgie's photo does not include a tail.   Indeed, he does not even HAVE a tail, but Santosh added one...

...Baba also added a tail to Georgie as well - which he painted out by the time this photo was taken.   Most Nepali dogs have amazing tails that curl up to keep them warm in the winters and I guess Santosh and Baba were looking out for Georgie the Corgi.

Dr. Watson the Scottish Terrier is looking smart in his first two portraits by Nara and Baba.   Such a handsome boy, Dr. Watson is often featured on his companion's website at or on Nomad Cambridge's FaceBook page- sometimes in front of a wall of Danger Dogs!

Tito the French Bulldog by Sagar is still awaiting the Nepali lettering.  Tito is extra large with a 15"x15" base.

Here is a final Tito the white French Bulldog by Baba.   Again, that extra large format and dramatic background make Tito come alive.   These two could not be more different in their tone though they look similar at first glance.

Stay tuned.   New Danger Dogs are coming in fast and furry-ous.  

If you would like to have your dog (cat, horse, chicken , bunny, etc.) immortalized on metal here in Nepal, now is the perfect time to order.   I will be here for another 3 weeks ordering portraits. 

Deadline for new submissions is September 19th - fast approaching.   So do not delay.

This hand-painted art form is fast disappearing in Kathmandu, as it already has in most parts of the world.   I pay fair trade wages, the artists get to paint again, pet lovers get a choice of three paintings for each commission, and I get to help Nepali artists make a living.   Everybody is happy.   Rescue dogs from America get to rescue artists from Nepal!

Now is the time to order:   Be ahead of the Pack!   Orders now accepted for the Autumn 2012 trip.



To order, please send me a photo of your pet.   I will give it to three different artists, giving you achoice 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 or find out more at

Let's keep these artists painting.

American Dogs = Nepali Jobs.

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You will be happy you did!

Micro-finance through art patronage.    Trade not Aid.



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