Live from Kathmandu: First Finals: Megh Raj!
Live from Kathmandu: Finals and Works in Progress

Live from Kathmandu: More Finals from Megh Raj Thapa

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

Olive the Pug is on the red carpet in her portrait by Megh Raj Thapa.   I love the bright colors in this painting.   It was supposed to say Olive the Pug, but Megh Raj thought that I had misspelled it and changed the word to love.  Works for me!


Folk art portrait of a Collie Labrador mix hand painted on metal in Nepal

Huxley the Collie Labrador mix by Megh Raj Thapa.  His Dog-ma requested a circular motif.

Folk art painting of a Collie Cattle Dog mix hand painted on metal in Nepal

Huxley the Cattle Dog and Collie mix would feel at home in San Francisco with his headdress.   I especially like the tongue and eyes on this one.  This is hand painted by the artist Sagar Bitsa.

Folk art portrait of a Tabby Cat hand painted on metal by a sign painter in Nepal

Mozie the tabby cat and her final by Megh Raj.  
Folk art portrait of a Scottish Ox hand painted on metal in Kathmandu

This Scottish Ox totally charmed the photographer and also the artists.  All 3 commissioned to paint this Ox smiled and were totally thrilled at the challenge.

Mato the German Shepherd and his beautiful eyes as hand painted by Megh Raj.

Folk art brindle dog hand painted on metal in Kathmandu, Nepal

Last, but never least, the handsome Zeke.   Megh Raj captures Zeke's direct stare.


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.


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

The comments to this entry are closed.