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Megh Raj Thapa's new works are ready!   It is always a pleasure to see his latest!

Folk art portrait of a Canaan Dog hand painted on metal in Nepal

Dalev the Canaan Dog by Megh Raj Thapa

Dalev the Canaan Dog is a classic Danger Dog in his portrait by Megh Raj.

Folk art portrait of a small white dog hand painted on metal in Nepal
Miller by Megh Raj Thapa

Miller is soft and cute in Megh Raj's portrait.

Baby Olive, the Labrador, looks good in red.

Folk art portrait of a Black Cocker Spaniel hand painted on metal in Nepal
Lucky the Black Cocker Spaniel by Megh Raj

 Lucky the Cocker Spaniel in a rather naive portrait by Megh Raj.


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!

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You will be happy you did!

Micro-finance through art patronage.    Trade not Aid.


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