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Live from Kathmandu: More from Sanjib Rana

Folk art Australian Dogs hand painted on metal
Fudge, Moose & Mollie by Sanjib Rana

Sanjib Rana's portrait of Fudge, Moose and Mollie is still awaiting the lettering, but he captures a nice sense of mischief in this triple painting.

Folk art Border Collies
Suzy and Sasha by Sanjib Rana

Suzy and Sasha make a good pair.

Folk art silver dapple dachshund
Phyllo awaits her final lettering

Phyllo is a Silver Dapple Dachshund and this is her colorful final by Sanjib Rana.   

Folk art Setter hand painted on metal
Guinness the Setter by Sanjib Rana

Guinness is a handsome Setter saved from euthanization due to his grateful partner.   Apparently not everyone understands the breed.   Thankfully Guinness was spared.   Sanjib did a masterful portrait from a great photo.

Folk art Great Dane jumping on the beach
Otis the Super Dog jumps on the beach

Otis the Great Dane by Sanjib Rana needs his Super Dog status made clear, but otherwise this is finished.   Sanjib let his daughter do Otis' shadow.   And, of course, everyone asks just how big IS this dog?

Folk art Shaggy dog hand painted on metal
Charley by Sanjib Rana

Charley dressed as 'Red Beard' in Sanjib's final.   

Want to see more from Sanjib Rana and which of his work from previous trips is still available?


Want to immortalize your pet and help sign painters in Nepal?

You can order your own portrait of your own pet, hand painted on metal and help to support the sign painters of Nepal whose work is disappearing.

It is too late for the current trip, but I will be returning later this year in plenty of time to deliver for holiday orders.  

Be ahead of the pack and order today!


1. 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 people 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.   Large format photos work best.

2. Let me know what you would like it to say.

3. Let me know what style of portrait you would prefer:   naive, realistic, colorful, etc.

4. Tell me your pet's name and breed.   

5. Send your photo to me at:  
That's it !

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!

 The cost is $250 plus shipping.   Shipping is around $22 per sign (to the US).   And 9.75% California sales tax for California residents.   For overseas orders, I find the least expensive method of shipping.
Pay after choosing your portrait. 
Multiple pets on one sign cost more ($325 for Double, $400 for Triple).

Let's keep these artists painting.

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!


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