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Live from Kathmandu: Works in Progress by Sanjib Rana


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

Miffy the Rottweiler Labrador mix is still awaiting her final lettering, but otherwise all looks to be finished in Sanjib Rana's lovely portrait.


Folk art portrait of a Himalayan Cata hand painted on metal in Kathmandu, Nepal

Momo the Himalayan Cat as a work in progress by Sanjib.  It looks like he will add a border to Momo's portrait.

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

Rhonda the Terrier mix, in a portrait by Sanjib.  She looks like a modern day odalisque in this one.

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

Alvin the Yorkshire Terrier also looks pretty comfortable in Sanjib's portrait.

Folk art Brussells Griffon portrait hand painted on metal in Nepal

Gallina the Brussels Griffon and her signature head tilt are nicely captured by Sanjib.

Folk art Italian Greyhound hand painted on metal in Nepal

The beautiful Italian Greyhound, Spyder, is dramatically lit.   Sanjib is the only artist I work with who paints in acrylic, rather than enamel.   He also has a larger format, at 12" x 15".


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 [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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