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Live from Kathmandu: More Finals from Megh Raj Thapa

Live from Kathmandu: First Finals: Megh Raj!

Megh Raj lost his studio last year, after many years of moving from place to place, so I now meet up with him in a cafe across from his original studio.

Folk art Shaggy dog portrait hand painted on metal in Nepal

Oscar, a handsome shaggy dog is first.   Megh Raj has added a rich burgundy color to offset Oscar's lovely fur and pretty eyes.

Folk art Yorkie hand painted on metal in Nepal

Alvin, an adorable Yorkshire Terrier is pretty with his rosy background.   Megh Raj Thapa tends to make his subjects look younger or puppy-like.


Gallena, a Brussells Griffon (from Russia, of all places) gets a green backdrop that looks good against her golden fur.


  Folk art Miniature Australian Shepherd hand painted on metal in Kathmandu, Nepal
Shadow is pretty in pink in his pastel portrait by Megh Raj

Momo the Himalayan Cat is admired by all in the cafe with his dramatic paw placement.    And Miro and Mutti, a great pair of Jack Russell Terriers in their final by Megh Raj.


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 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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