Nepal's Day of the Dog 2019
Live from Kathmandu: Works in Progress from Megh Raj

Live from Pokhara, Nepal: Murals

Murals have been popping up all over Pokhara lately!

Mural featuring jack Sparrow in Pokhara, Nepal
The back wall of the Jack Sparrow Restaurant on the Lakefront of Pokhara


Pokhara mural featuring hands and a camera

The side view window from Jack Sparrow Restaurant.

Pokhara swimming pool with large mural

A nice addition to an enticing pool.

Mural in a Pokhara restaurant, featuring the Himalayas

Even small restaurants have begun using murals to cheer the place up.

Mural in a Pokhara Coffee shop featuring a cat

This small cafe is livened up with a Coffee Katz.

Mural featuring a large Dahlia flower in Pokhara, Nepal

Side roads get the mural treatment.

Mural of a Nepali village and a Himalayan moutain

A boon for the artists of Pokhara.
Mural of Lake Fewa with a mountain range in the background

Some murals are very simple.

Advertising for a travel agent hand painted in Pokhara  Nepal

These were done by Santosh Shrestha, when people still hired sign painters to advertise their business.  Alas, Santosh is now repairing and selling mobile phones.  
painting of a Tibetan on a horse in Pokhara

I have tried to hire Santosh, but he no longer has the paints or brushes.

Hand painted advertisement of an old telephone and a parachuter

More of Santosh's artwork from the 'olden days' circa 2006.

Here is an example of a Danger Cat portrait.  Your pet could be featured here!

Hand painted portraits of a Norwegian Forest Cat by Nepalese sign painters

Mr. Grace is a Norwegian Forest Cat and he is hand painted on metal by Megh Raj Thapa, Nara and Sagar Bitsa (clockwise from top left).

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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.

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