Live from Kathmandu: Finals from Sagar
Finals from Megh Raj Thapa and Sagar Bitsa

Almost finals from Jit Gurung

Danger Dog Fritz leads the pack in his first portrait by the very talented Jit Gurung.

Folk art portrait of a Pit Bull Terrier hand painted on metal in Nepal
Fritz the Pit Bull Terrier by Jit Gurung

Fritz is a very handsome Pit Bull and Jit really captured that wonderful glint in his eye.

Folk art portrait of a Black and White Cat hand painted on metal in Nepal
Bat Woman by Jit Gurung

 Bat Woman is very dramatic in her first of three portraits.

Folk art portrait of a Black Cat hand painted on metal
King Seamus by Jit Gurung
King Seamus is very chill in his odalisque pose.
Folk art portrait of a ginger Cat hand painted on metal in Nepal
Peaches the Ginger Cat by Jit Gurung

 Peaches is ready for a name change.

Folk art portrait of a pair of Pit Bull Terriers hand painted on metal in Nepal
Henry and Clyde, Pit Bulls by Jit Gurung

 Henry and Clyde are a very good-looking pair of Pit Bulls, and Jit has captured them well.

These beautiful portraits of pets hand painted by Jit Gurung, here in Pokhara, are almost finished, they are just awaiting their final lettering.



Now is the time to order:   Be ahead of the Pack!   

I am back in Nepal ordering Beware of Dog (and Cat) portraits in mid-April, 2018, returning in early May with your paintings.

How to order your custom pet portrait from

  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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