Finals from Megh Raj Thapa and Sagar Bitsa
Finals from Megh Raj

(almost) Finals from Sanjib Rana and others

Folk art portrait of a tattoo artist hand painted on metal in Nepal
Fergus Simms Tattooer by Sanjib Rana

Something new!   Fergus Sims is a tattoo artist from Melbourne, Australia.  This is his portrait by the always talented Sanjib Rana.  At 18" by 20", this is a little larger than the normal portrait.   Sanjib does not do lettering, so this is still missing the lettering "Fergus Simms Tattoer".


Folk art portrait of a Russian Blue Cat   hand painted on metal in Nepal
Frank the Russian Blue by Sanjib Rana
Frank, the Russian Blue, looks content in the jungle, as hand painted on metal by Sanjib Rana.   Again, still awaiting lettering.
Folk art portrait of a Brindle mixed breed dog hand painted on metal in Nepal
Mog the Brindle Dog by Sanjib Rana
Mog, a Brindle rescue mix, got the cubist treatment by Sanjib.   Lettering to come.
Folk art portrait of a ginger Cat hand painted on metal in Nepal
Peaches the Ginger Cat by Sanjib Rana
Peaches, an ornery Ginger Cat, lazes in the office.   
Folk art portrait of a Pit Bull Terrier hand painted on metal in Nepal
Stanley the Pit Bull by Sanjib Rana

 Stanley is a classic Danger Dog in his portrait by Sanjib.   

Folk art portrait of a Black Cat hand painted on metal
King Seamus by Sanjib Rana
King Seamus shines with his bright orange background.  This is the last of 3 for Seamus.   Photos of them all at one time are coming soon, after the lettering is finished.
Folk art portrait of a Black Lab hand painted on metal in Nepal
Tweeder the Lab by Jit Gurung

 Jit Gurung painted this portrait of Tweeder, who is unfortunately not still with us.  But he is immortalized...

Folk art portraits of chickens (hens) hand painted on metal in Nepal
Liz Taylor, Grace Kelly and Ava Gardner by Khardar Gurung

Our hens, Liz, Grace and Ava, are no longer with us, but we still remember them fondly.   Hand painted in Jomsom, by the talented Khardar, Gurung, this portrait was hand carried from Mustang, Nepal, back to Kathmandu.   It is always nice to see what Khardar can paint.   


Time is running out to order for this trip.    I will be accepting orders until April 20, 2018.   Otherwise you will need to wait for the fall 2018 trip.   

I am back in Nepal ordering Beware of Dog (and Cat) portraits, returning in early May, 2018 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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