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Pit Bull folk art portrait hand painted on metal in Nepal
Matilda the pit Bull mix by Dilip
Matilda the Pit Bull Mix has a big gummy smile in her portrait by Dilip.  The sign was supposed to say "Be Aware of This One", but, as you will see, Dilip has a mind of his own as to lettering.
Shih Tzu folk art portrait hand painted on metal in Nepal
Buzzy the Shih Tzu by Dilip
Buzzy the Shih Tzu looks good with a red background.
Doberman Pinscher folk art portrait hand painted on metal in Nepal
Carmen the Doberman Pinscher by Dilip
Carmen, a beautiful Doberman, looks smart with her red carpet and distinctive ears.  Dilip is a dog lover and the proud owner of a Doberman, a Pug and a Shepherd.
Shih Tzu folk art portrait hand painted on metal in Nepal
Mozzarella the Papillion mix by Dilip
Mozzarella, our first Danger Doo, also has stunning ears.  Dilip, I believe, is dyslexic.  Once he painted a Rottweiller with the lettering Enlightened God!
Boxer Pit Bull mix folk art portrait hand painted on metal in Nepal
Juno - A Boxer/Pitbull mix by Dilip
Juno, a charming Boxer and Pit Bull mix, looks fantastic in Dilip's portrait.
Black Chow folk art portrait hand painted on metal in Nepal
Kahn the Black Chow by Dilip
Kahn, a Black Chow, has a lion-like mane -- a cloud of fur.
Shepherd Hound mix folk art hand painted on metal in Nepal
Bodhi the Shepherd/Hound Dog by Dilip
Bodhi, a young Shepherd Hound mix is golden and enlightened.
 
Black Cat folk art painting hand painted on metal in Nepal
Mr. Peanut, a Domestic Short Hair, by Dilip

Mr. Peanut, a Domestic Short Hair Cat, looks good against this yellow background, bringing out his glossy hair and striking eyes.

Black dog with ball folk art portrait hand painted on metal in Nepal
Breakfast the Black Dog by Dilip

Breakfast, a black dog with a green ball, has a big smile in his portrait by Dilip.

mixed breed shaggy dog folk art hand painted on metal in Nepal
Molly the shaggy dog by Dilip

Molly the Shaggy dog, looks at home in her first portrait by Dilip.

Black Border Collie dog with ball folk art portrait hand painted on metal in Nepal
Marsh Man the Border Collie mix by Dilip

Marsh Man and his beloved ball.  He wants you to throw it!

White Shepherd folk art hand painted on metal in Nepal
Beezus the White Shepherd by Dilip Niroj

Beezus looks happy in his field of green, amidst flowers.

Pug folk art portrait hand painted on metal in Nepal
Lois the Black Pug by Dilip

 Lois, the Black Pug, also loves her ball on the beach.  A very happy pup!

 
Yorkie folk art portrait hand painted on metal in Nepal
Sam the Yorkie by Dilip

Sam the Yorkie looks good against his green background.

Tuxedo Cat folk art portrait hand painted on metal in Nepal
Sumio the Tuxedo Cat (in English) by Dilip

Sumio, the Tuxedo Cat, looks pretty in pink.  Another of Dilip's peculiarities is when you instruct him to write Sumio in English and Nepali, you sometimes get 'Sumio in English'...

Pit Bull folk art portrait hand painted on metal in Nepal
Bernie the 3-legged Pit Bull by Dilip

Bernie, a tripod Pit Bull, looks comfy on his plaid blanket.

Dachshund/Beagle mix folk art portrait hand painted in Nepal
Schwazie the Dachshund Beagle mix by Dilip

Schwazie the Dachshund and Beagle mix is sitting on a swirl of color.

Yorkie Affenpinscher mix folk art hand painted on metal in Nepal
Moxie the Yorkie/Affenpinscher mix by Dilip

Last, but never least, is the adorable Moxie.  Well named, Moxie has that terrier tip of her head, so well captured here.

Please excuse the glare of the photography!

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Please stay tuned for more finals to come! If you would like to have your dog (cat, horse, chicken, bunny, bearded dragon, etc.) immortalized on metal here in Nepal, it is now too late.   But I hope to return in fall 2022.

You choose the style, the color, what you would like the sign to say... You can also check out NepalDog.com, 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!

HOW TO ORDER:  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 ampage1@gmail.com or find out more at www.NepalDog.com.

Let's keep these artists painting. American Dogs = Nepali Jobs.

Please check out the Nepal Dog YouTube Channel:   https://www.youtube.com/user/NepalDog You will be happy you did!

Micro-finance through art patronage.    Trade not Aid.

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