Live from Kathmandu: Works in Progress by Sagar
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Live from Kathmandu: New works from Sanjib Rana


Folk art Jack Russell Terrier hand patined on metal in Nepal
Gaia the Jack Russell Terrier by Sanjib Rana

Gaia was a Beloved Dog that was taken too soon.  This portrait captures her joie de vivre.

Sanjib has finished all but the lettering in these portraits.

Folk art Whit Shepherd hand painted on metal by an artist in Nepal
Basie the White Shepherd by Sanjib Rana

Basie the White Shepherd makes a beautiful subject in Sanjib's final hand painted on metal.

Folk art Husky Collie dog hand painted on metal in Nepal
Zuni the Collie Husky mix by Sanjib Rana

 Zuni, a pretty Collie and Husky mix, is hand painted on metal by Sanjib Rana.


Folk art Pug dog hand painted on metal in Nepal
Bubba the Pug by Sanjib Rana

Bubba the Pug's final from Sanjib Rana.  All done but the lettering!

Folk art Tabby Cat hand painted on metal in Nepal
Lucia the Tabby's final by Sanjib

Lucia, La Principessa, in her final by Sanjib Rana.

Folk art Tabby Cat hand painted on metal in Nepal
Luna the Crazy Kitty by Sanjib Rana

Lunatic's third final by Sanjib still awaits writing.

Folk art Golden Chihuahua hand painted on metal in Nepal
Scully the Golden Chihuahua by Sanjib Rana

Scully the Golden Chihuahua hand painted on metal by Sanjib.

All of these photos were taken by Sanjib and I am not sure whether they are accurate as to color or not.   If these are your pets, please wait until I can get home and photograph them in natural night.


I am in Nepal right now and accepting orders.

Since there is expected political unrest in Nepal in November, please get your orders in early...

Now is the time to order:   Be ahead of the Pack!   Orders now being accepted for the November 2015 trip.  I will be back in early December 2015 in plenty of time to mail holiday orders.

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.

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 $18 per sign (to and from the US).   And 9.75% California sales tax for California residents.  
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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