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Dilip has been hard at work painting his folk art portraits.   

Folk art Border Collie and a Terrier Lhasa Apso mix hand painted on metal in Nepal
Jitters (Border Collie) and Mia (Terrier/Lhasa Apso mix) by Dilip Niroj

Jitters and Mia play in the grass like the enlightened dogs they are.

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

Dalev the Canaan Dog positively glows in his portrait by Dilip.

Folk art portrait of a Black Labrador Puppy hand painted on metal in Nepal
Baby Olive the Black Labrador by Dilip Niroj

Olive the Black Labrador puppy looks sweet by her dog bowl.

Folk art portrait of a French Bulldog hand painted on metal in Nepal
Clement the French Bulldog by Dilip

Clement in a mischievous mood as hand painted by Dilip.

Folk art portrait of a Beagle hand painted on metal in Nepal
Dexter the Beagle by Dilip

Dexter the Beagle has a nice direct gaze.

Folk art Dog portraits in an artist's studio in Kathmandu
Dilip's studio


Folk art in Kathmandu
Dilip's studio

Dilip has recently started offering 3-d images, photos of the Kumari and frames at his studio.   He is always updating his studio.


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If you would like to have your dog (cat, horse, chicken, bunny, bearded dragon, etc.) immortalized on metal here in Nepal, now is the perfect time to order for next Mother'sDay, Father's Day, and Graduation gifts.   I am in Nepal right now and ready to give your pet's photo to 3 different artists.

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.

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