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Live from Kathmandu: New Finals from Dilip

Some new finals are in from the always fantastic Dilip of Niroj Arts here in Kathmandu!

You are in for a treat.

Folk art portrait of an American Staffordshire Terrier (Pit Bull) hand painted on metal in Nepal
Birdie the American Staffordshire by Dilip

Birdie is a beauty in her hand painted 'Beware of Dog' sign by Dilip.

Folk art beware of dog signs hand painted on metal in Nepal.  Australian Shepherds
Melly and Rudy - Australian Shepherds - by Dilip

Melly and Rudy make a fine pair in their portrait by Dilip.   These Australian Shepherds look like the best of friends.

Folk art beware of dog sign (Chesapeake Bay Retriever) hand painted on metal in Nepal
Grizz the Chesapeake Bay Retriever by Dilip

Grizz is a rough-coated Chesapeake Bay Retriever and he looks charming indeed is his portrait by Dilip.

Folk art portrait of a rescue dog hand painted on metal in Nepal
Rupert by Dilip

Rupert is hand painted on metal by Dilip.   He was not supposed to put any writing on this portrait, but a little bit of Nepali was added.

Folk art portrait of Shih Tzu mix dogs and a German Shepherd hand painted on metal in Nepal
Tater Tot, Minnie and Maggie by Dilip

 Tater Tot, Minnie and Maggie fill the canvas in their hand painted portrait by Dilip.


Folk art portrait of a Tabby Cat hand painted on metal in Nepal
Phoenix the Tabby Cat hand painted by Dilip

Last but never least is the lovely Phoenix by Dilip,  This one was requested without lettering.   This Tabby Cat is simply stunning in person.


Now is the time to order:   Be ahead of the Pack!   Orders have closed for this trip.   Next trip is scheduled for October 15, 2017, and I will be back in plenty of time to mail your 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 $20 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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