Live from Kathmandu: Works in Progress by Sanjib Rana
Live from Kathmandu: More Final Nepal Dog Art!

Live from Kathmandu: Finals from Sagar!


Folk art portrait of Jack Russell Terriers hand painted on metal in Nepal

Miro and Putti, a pair of Jack Russell Terriers, here in their third and final portrait by Sagar Bitsa.   I had held this one back and asked Sagar to make the lettering orange, but it still looks yellow to me!   It had been white when I first saw this one.
Folk art portrait of a Black Pug hand painted on metal in Nepal

Olive the Black Pug is painted with an interesting backdrop of mountains and it seems that she is the sun.   There are some nice elements here.  
Folk art portrait of a brindle dog hand painted on metal in Kathmandu, Nepal

Zeke's a good brindle boy enjoying his day at the beach.   Sagar's name means 'Ocean' in the Nepalese language, and he has often included an ocean in his paintings.    Zeke is at the ocean in the photo given to Sagar.
Folk art paintings of a shaggy dog and a tabby cat

Oscar and Mozie make a fine pair in their final portraits by Sagar.
Folk art portrait of a Scottish Ox hand painted on metal in Nepal

Sagar was happy to paint the highland beauty of a Scottish Ox.   Every artist that I work with enjoys painting different animals.

Portraits of a brindle dog and Jack Russell Terriers hand painted in Nepal

The final of the Good Boy Zeke and Miro and  Putti by Dilip are displayed in Dilip's studio, waiting for pick up while the 'Living Goddess' Kumari looks on.


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.

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You will be happy you did!

Micro-finance through art patronage.    Trade not Aid.


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