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Live from Kathmandu: Finals and Works in Progress


Folk art portrait of a Scottish Ox hand painted on metal in Nepal

The Scottish Ox by Dilip underscores the artists' love for variety in their subjects.   Each artist was excited for the prospect of painting this ox.

Folk art portrait of an Australian Shepherd hand painted on metal in Nepal

Shadow the Australian Shepherd with the proper eye colors, in his final by Dilip.

Folk art German Shepherd hand painted on metal in Kathmandu, Nepal

Mato, the German Shepherd, is done in a Cubist style, hand painted by Dilip.

Folk art portrait of a black pug hand painted on metal in Kathmandu, Nepal

Olive the Pug is in a pinwheel of color in her final by Dilip.  Dilip had fun with this one.   I like the 4 different colors around the edges, too.

Folk art portrait of a black pug hand painted on metal  in Nepal

Sagar is not as far along in his work this year, but he was kind enough to take photos so that I can see his works in progress.   Here is Olive the Pug in a half finished version.  Sagar's name means 'ocean' in the Nepali language and he often includes the sea in his work.

Folk art painting of a Scottish Ox hand painted on metal in Nepal

Sagar's work in progress of the Scottish Ox looks like it is well on its way.
Folk art portrait of a tabby cat hand painted on metal in Kathmandu, Nepal

Mozie the Tabby Cat is also well on his way.  
Folk art portrait of a brindle dog on the beach hand painted on metal by a Nepali sign painter

Zeke, a brindle mix dog, is on the beach in this work in progress by Sagar.   I can't wait to see the finals on these charming portraits by Sagar.


If you would like to have your dog (cat, horse, chicken, bunny, bearded dragon, etc.) immortalized on metal here in Nepal, it is too late this year.   But I will be back in Nepal ordering signs again in early spring, being back in time for Mother's Day and Father's Day gifts.

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

You can also check out, as I have over 72 breeds of dog (and counting) and many cats.

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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