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Live from Kathmandu: More finals from Dilip

Live from Kathmandu: Finals from Dilip Niroj

Happy Thanksgiving from Kathmandu!   I hope that each and every one of you has a wonderful dinner filled with family and friends.

Dilip has painted some very fine finals.

Folk art portrait of a Chesapeake Bay Retriever hand painted on metal in Nepal
Pancho the Chesapeake Bay Retreiver by Dilip

First in line is Pancho, a Chesapeake Bay Retriever, in all of his glory.   Photographed sitting in a car, Dilip's fanciful background of stripes give a nice touch.

Folk art beware of American Staffordshire Terrier hand painted on metal in Nepal
Ripley the American Staffordshire Terrier by Dilip

Ripley is simply stunning is his first completed final by Dilip.   This American Staffordshie Terrier is a wonderful example of a sha dow dog.

Folk art portrait of a French Bull Dog puppy.  Beware of Dog!
Moose the French Bulldog puppy by Dilip

Moose, a French Bulldog puppy, is adorable in his final portrait by Dilip.   


Folk art portrait of a Shepherd mix rescue dog hand painted on metal in Nepal
Tiffy the Shepherd mix rescue dog by Dilip


Tiffy is a beauty, a rescue dog that found a great life, here immortalized looking great against her graphic backdrop hand painted on metal by Dilip.


Folk art portrait of a Scottish Retriever hand painted on metal in Nepal
Harris of Scotland, a Retriever, by Dilip

Harris of Scotland is a Danger Dog that has returned to his roots.   Not over the top, but across the top, I guess that Dilip misunderstood my request to add Harris of Scotland across the top!

More great Danger Dogs (and Cats) soon to be on the way.

Beware of Dog signs hand painted on metal were common in Kathmandu and throughout Nepal only a few years ago.     Hand painted metal signs of all types abounded whether they were beauty shop signs, auto detailing, food stalls or butcher shops.  They have all but disappeared and have been replaced by digital photos on a plastic that they call flex here.   The Danger Dog fair trade art project is the only one that they are still hand painting for.   

Thank you to all of those who have ordered their pets immortalized over the years...

Stay tuned.   More adventures in Nepal are sure to follow, along with more finals and works in progress...


I am in Nepal right now and accepting orders.

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