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Live from Kathmandu: Dilip, Khardar and Jit's Finals

There are more finals to come, this post is a mix of three different artists and their work.

Folk art portrait of a French Bulldog hand painted on metal
Freyja the French Bulldog by Dilip


Freyja, a French Bulldog, in her first portrait, by Dilip Niroj.

Folk art portrait of a Sheep hand painted on metal in Nepal
Guard Sheep Willa by Dilip Niroj


Willa is the first ever sheep to be included in the Danger Dog art project.   Here is her first portrait, hand painted on metal by Dilip.

Folk art portrait of a sheep hand painted on metal in Nepal
Will the Sheep by Jit Gurung

Willa the Guard Sheep by the Pokhara artist Jit Gurung.

Folk art portrait of a Canaan Dog hand painted on metal in Nepal
Dalev the Canaan Dog by Khardar Gurung

Khardar Gurung painted this portrait of the Canaan Dog, Dalev.   The lettering is in Tibetan.

Folk art portrait of a Sheep hand painted on metal in Nepal
Willa by Khardar Gurung

Another portrait of Willa the Guard Sheep, this time by Khardar Gurung.

Folk art portrait of a Canaan Dog hand painted on metal in Nepal
Dalev the Canaan Dog by jit Gurung


Jit Gurung, of Pokhara, hand painted this portrait of Dalev, a Canaan Dog.


If you would like to have your dog (cat, horse, chicken, bunny, bearded dragon, etc.) immortalized on metal here in Nepal, you can send me a photo of your pet.   I will return to Nepal in fall, 2019.

You choose the style, the color, what you would like the sign to say...

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!


To order, 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 artists 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, be framed or unframed.

While I am in Nepal, your pet will be featured on the Danger Dog Blog, as I stop into the artists' studios and document the works in progress.

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!

Send your photo to or find out more at

Let's keep these artists painting.

American Dogs = Nepali Jobs.

Hello from Dogmandu!

Please check out the Nepal Dog YouTube Channel:

You will be happy you did!

Micro-finance through art patronage.    Trade not Aid.


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