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August 2014

Save the Date: bG Gallery features the Nepal Art Dogs

The Nepal Art Dogs will be included in bG Gallery's group exhibition Baby Animals along with many other artists.  

Folk art Jack Russell Terrier hand painted on metal
Bergman the Jack Russell by Jit Gurung

bG Gallery is located at 1431 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica 90401 and is on the east side of the street between Broadway and Santa Monica Blvd.   There is valet parking underneath the gallery.

 
Folk art Shaggy dog hand painted on metal
Charley the Shaggy dog by Sagar
The hours for the opening reception are from 7-10pm on Saturday August 23 and the closing reception is on Sunday, August 31, from 5-7:30.   
 
Additional gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 11:30 - 6pm.
Folk art Shitzu hand painted on metal
Jax the Shitzu by Jit Gurung
Altogether there will be 16 paintings available by 8 different Nepali sign painters.
Folk art Shitzu hand painted on metal
Cody the Shitzu by Jit Gurung
 
Folk art Rottweiller hand painted on metal
Ruby the Enlightened God by Dilip Niroj
 
Folk art Apricot Poodle hand painted on metal
Maddy the Apricot Poodle painted in the style of Gaugin
 
 
Folk art Pit Bull Puppy hand painted on metal
Lasko the Pit Bull puppy by Hari Prasad
Folk art Pit Bull Puppy hand painted on metal
Lasko the Pit Puppy by Hari Timesina
Folk art Cavoodle hand painted on metal
Peachy the Cavoodle by Megh Raj Thapa
Folk art Ginger Kittens hand painted on metal
Red & Alexander by Sanjib Rana
Folk art Ginger Kittens hand painted on metal
Red & Alexander by Megh Raj Thapa
Folk art French Bulldog puppy
Gigi the French Bulldog Pup by NK
Folk art french Bulldog puppy
Gigi by Sagar Bitsa
Folk art Rottweiler puppy hand painted on metal
Moose the Rottweiler puppy by Ram Krishna
Folk art Puja Puppy hand painted on metal
Nepali dog on the Day of the Dog by ShaShi
Folk art white puppy hand painted on metal
Dwight the white dog by Sufraj Khadka

I hope to see you there.   Don't forget, if you miss Saturday's opening, there is still the closing reception on Sunday, August 31, 5-7:30.

Be there or be square!

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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.

I will be returning later this year in plenty of time to deliver for holiday orders.   I expect to be in Nepal in late October, 2014, returning in early December.

Be ahead of the pack and order today!

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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:   ampage1@gmail.com  
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!

 


Anatomy of a Danger Dog: Beaumont the French Bulldog

 

Folk art French Bulldog line drawing
Beaumont as a simple line drawing

The artist Jit Gurung's early work in progress of Beaumont the French Bulldog shows promise.

Folk art French Bulldog hand painted on metal
Jit works on Beaumont's portrait

Jit is hard at work hand painting Beaumont.

Folk art French Bulldog hand painted on metal
The hard work continues
Folk art French Bulldog hand painted on metal
Jit's final of the handsome Beaumont

Beaumont made such a striking Danger Dog that his owner bought all three!

Folk art Beware of French Bulldog hand painted on metal
Shahi's early line drawing of Beaumont

Now the artist Shahi's portrait begins with his simple line drawing.

Folk art French Bulldog hand painted on metal
Beaumont is almost done

Shahi has almost completed his work, only the Nepali script need to be added.

Folk art beware of French Bulldog hand painted on metal
Beaumont by Shahi is finished!
Folk art Beware of French Bulldog hand painted on metal
Beaumont!

Beaumont's companion bought all three.   I would have had a hard time choosing myself!   He had requested a naive style and all three artists captured his personality.

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

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.

I will be returning later this year in plenty of time to deliver for holiday orders.   I expect to be in Nepal in late October, 2014, returning in early December.

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:   ampage1@gmail.com  
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!