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Live from Kathmandu: Sufraj Khadka's Art

fraj Khadka has done some of his best work ever.

Folk art portrait of a Persian Cat hand painted on metal in Nepal
Sufraj, looking like Elvis, with his art


Suf's studio is small and dark, so I apologize for the focus.   He and I have been working together for 8 years now, and I like this trip's work more than ever.

Folk art Cat hand painted on metal by a sign painter in Nepal
Beatrice the Cat in her final by Suf

Beatrice the Cat really shines in her portrait by Suf.   Her eyes glow.

Folk art Tibetan Terrier hand painted on metal  by a sign painter in Nepal
Zelda the Tibetan Terrier by Suf

 Suf's new work is all about the details.   This portrait of Zelda looks all the better for the little touch of pink and blue around the edges.


Folk art Cockatiel hand painted on metal in Nepal
Georgia the Cockatiel and 2 finals

Beautiful Georgia is lovely here in her first two finals (by Punam and Suf left to right).   Suf's little details around the corner add to its charm.


Folk art portrait of a Eurasian Dog (Spitz, Chow and Samoyed mix) hand painted on metal in Nepal
Lu the Eurasian Dog (Chow Spitz and Samoyed mix) and his final 3

Lu's 3 finals are by Dilip, Sagar and Suf (clockwise from top left) and someone has a hard choice ahead.

folk art Beware of Persian Cat hand painted on metal in Nepal
Beware of Leon the Persian Cat

Leon is captured in his 3 finals by Megh Raj, Sagar and Suf (clockwise from top left).   Three very different versions of a lion-like Persian Cat.

Suf chooses to work in a smaller format, so while most of the art in the Nepal Art Dog project are one foot square more or less, Suf's are 8"x11.5".


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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