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New finals are coming in, these great portraits are from artist Sanjib Rana.

Folk art portrait of an American Bulldog hand painted on metal by a sign painter in Nepal
Florbel, an American Bulldog, by Sanjib Rana

Sanjib Rana captures Floribel's strength and she looks great against her mountain setting.   She is an American Bulldog and is very striking with her two different colored eyes.   Floribel's companions requested Nepali lettering only.  The Devenagari script reads Katarnak Kukur, or Danger Dog in Nepalese.

Folk art portraits of a Cockapoo and a Labradoodle hand painted on metal in Nepal
Mikey the Cockapoo and Ruby the Labradoodle by Sanjib Rana

Mikey the Cockapoo and Ruby the Labradoodle in their final by the artist Sanjib Rana are hand painted on metal, using acrylic paint.

Folk art portrait of a Borzoi hand painted on metal by a sign painter in Nepal
Lola the Borzoi as a Danger Dog by Sanjib Rana

Lola is the first Borzoi to be included in the Danger Dog fair trade art project.   Here she is enjoying some ice cream in her final by Sanjib.   

Folk art portrait of a black Pug hand painted against a backdrop of the Himalayas in Nepal
Shuff the Black Pug by Sanjib Rana

Shuff the Black Pug looking regal against the backdrop of the Himalayas in his final by Sanjib Rana.

Folk art portrait of a Long-haired Domestic Cat hand painted on metal in Nepal
Oliver the Long-haired Domestic Cat by Sanjib Rana

Oliver is looking good in his portrait by Sanjib.   He is a pretty

Folk art portrait of a Chihuahua hand painted on metal in Nepal
Dee Dee the Chihuahua by Sanjib Rana

Last but never least is the dramatic portrait of Dee Dee the Chihuahua hand painted on metal by Sanjib Rana.

 

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Want to immortalize your pet?   Order by May 18, 2016.

Now is the time to order:   Be ahead of the Pack!   Orders now being accepted for this 2016 trip.  I will be back in June 2016.   

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:   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 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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