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Folk art custom pet art hand painted on metal drying on the streets of Kathmandu

It is forever a pleasure to pick up art from Dilip's studio.   His stair is covered with charming, bright and colorful art.  He dries them, and passersby stop to admire and comment on them.

Folk art portrait of an Italian Greyhound hand painted on metal in Kathmandu, Nepal

Spyder the Italian Greyhound pup has the best whiskers in her portrait by Dilip.  One side they are white, the other side black.  This is a fun portrait.
Folk art portrait of an Australian Shepherd hand painted on metal in Nepal

This portrait of Shadow, an Australian Shepherd, is almost done.  Dilip had painted Shadow's lovely blue eye brown, and then I pointed out that Shadow's left eye is blue.  Then he painted it bright blue!   So this is almost finished, but he will paint Shadow's eye correctly as the lovely light sky blue that it is.

Folk art portrait of a Cattle Dog and Collie mixed breed of dog, hand painted on metal in Nepal

Huxley is an adorable Cattle Dog Collie mix, here is his first completed portrait.   Huxley's Dog-ma has requested that he be painted in a circle, a traditional form of sign painting.

Folk art portrait of a dog in a chair hand painted in Nepal by a sign painter

Rhonda looks comfortable in her chair.    A tall wiry Terrier mix, Dilip has captured her soulful gaze.

Miffy the Rottweiller and Labrador mix has lived all over the world from Cairo to Delhi to Ohio.   She looks great here immortalized by Dilip.
You may have noticed Conan the Belgian Malinois on the news lately.  He was named after Conan O'Brien for his shaggy hair.   He is part of the special forces.  His 3 portraits will be donated to auctions for charities that help veterans.
Folk art portrait of 2 Jack Russell Terriers hand painted on metal in Kathmandu, Nepal
Miro and Putti are a pair of Jack Russell Terriers, and this is their first final.  Dilip was supposed to paint the lettering orange, so I will be taking it back to him to adjust the yellow lettering.

Folk art portrait of a shaggy rescue dog hand painted on metal in Kathmandu, Nepal

Oscar the Shaggy Dog got relocated to the woods by Dilip.   He looks very contented.

Folk art German Shepherd hand painted on metal in Nepal

Mato the German Shepherd is looking good.   I had Dilip adjust his pupils giving him an eye light, which worked very well.   
Folk art painting of a Yorkie hand painted on metal in Nepal
Alvin the Yorkshire Terrier has been given a dramatic backing to show off his big smile.

You are on Camera signboard hand painted on metal in Kathmandu

Dilip was commissioned to paint some signs warning that you are on camera for a friend's home, and Dilip added some lettering to a portrait of a Nepali dog on Kukur Tihar (aka Nepal's Day of the Dog).

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 holiday 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...

I am accepting order until Thanksgiving, November 28, 2019

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 [email protected] 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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