Finals from Sagar and Sanjib Rana!
Finals from Dilip Niroj

More finals from Sanjib Rana!

Folk art portrait of a Cockapoo hand painted on metal in Nepal
Bogey the Cockapoo by Sanjib Rana

 Bogey, the adorable Cockapoo, has a lot of sand traps to deal with in his portrait by Sanjib Rana.   I have left the chalk lines that Megh Raj used to add the lettering.   It can be easily wiped off, but I like to show the process.   I like the wavy Nepali lettering on this one.

Folk art portrait of a black and white dog hand painted on metal in Nepal
Ramona the Black and White Dog by Sanjib Rana

 Ramona, by Sanjib, is a beauty.  The lettering on these was done by Megh Raj Thapa.

Folk art portrait of a Black Cat hand painted on metal
Batwoman the Tuxedo Cat by Sanjib Rana

 Batwoman is exotic in her portrait by Sanjib.

Folk art portrait of Yorkie hand painted on metal in Nepal
Anton the Yorkie by Sanjib Rana

 Anton looks fresh and colorful, as he worries about bicycles.

Folk art portrait of a service dog hand painted on metal in Nepal
Mia the Service Dog by Sanjib Rana

 Mia, the Service Dog, plays the odalisque in her portrait by Sanjib Rana.


Time has run out to order for this trip.    You will need to wait for the next trip, coming in fall, 2018. 

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:   [email protected]  
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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