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November 2023

Day of the Dog at ArtOrg in Minnesota

The Danger Dogs will be joining the celebrations at ArtOrg in Cannon Falls in Minnesota.  Here are the paintings they will be exhibiting.  

Each painting is approximately 12" x 12" and is hand painted on metal by sign painters in Nepal.   There is a link to info about the artists after each of the photos.

Mastiff by Pulkit hand painted on metal in Nepal
Mastiff by Pulkit hand painted on metal in Nepal

This mastiff was hand painted on metal by Pulkit.

Pulkit is a young artist working in the Tripureshwor area.   You can look at his bio by following that link above.

Folk art Border Collie
I F Stone (aka Izzy) a Border Collie

Izzy was a beloved Border Collie with a big smile.  Hand painted by Megh Raj Thapa.

Folk Art Brown Dog
Brown Dog by Indra Lama

Indra Lama captures this pretty brown dog's intense gaze.   

Folk art Ginger Cat
Danger Cat by Megh Raj Thapa

A charming and definitely not dangerous looking kitty by Megh Raj Thapa.  

Folk Art Brittany Spaniel
Molly Anne the Brittany Spaniel by Megh Raj Thapa

Megh Raj also lent his deft hand to this hand painted portrait of the lovely Brittany Spaniel, Molly.

Folk Art White Lab
White Lab by Amar Shrestha

Amar Shrestha and his Danger Dog.  This is a very pretty Labrador.

Folk art Dog hand painted on metal
Brown Dog by Santosh Shrestha

 Santosh Shrestha was Pokhara, Nepal's most prolific artist.  This detailed portrait shows why he is so popular.  He now sells and repairs mobile phones.

Rhodesian Ridgeback dog art
Neo the Rhodesian Ridgeback by Megh Raj Thapa

Neo is a true beauty and Megh Raj definitely captured him.

Folk Art German Shepherd Dog
German Shepherd by Baba

This handsome German Shepherd is a good example of Baba's work.   Baba was a true character.

Folk Art Pomeranian
Lily the Pomeranian by Megh Raj Thapa

Megh Raj Thapa paints Lily the Pomeranian in her warm jacket.

Folk art Westie Mix hand painted by Amar
West Highland Terrier mix by Amar

Belle, a West Highland Terrier mix hand painted on metal by Amar Shrestha.

Folk Art Shepherd Dog hand painted on metal
Shepherd Dog by Dilip Niroj

Dilip is one of my favorite artists and the only one to still be in the same location as when I first met him in 2007.  He is dyslexic but does not let that stop him.   A family man, he is a true dog lover as well.  A Pug, a Doberman and a German Shepherd.

Folk Art Jack Russell Terrier
Jack Russell Terrier by Shashi with Tibetan lettering

Shashi works in the very busy Chabahil neighborhood of Kathmandu with his father and his sister.

Folk Art Poodle hand painted on metal in Nepal
Folk Art Poodle by Indra Lama

Indra Lama again with his deft brushstrokes.

Folk Art Yorkie
Danger Dog Yorkie by Nara

Nara likes those blue backgrounds.

Folk Art Black Dog
Black Dog by Dilip Niroj

Dilip is a dog lover.  He did a great job capturing this Black Dog and his favorite ball.   Dilip is dyslexic so any spelling of Danger is possible with him.

Folk Art Saint Bernard
Saint Bernard by Punam Arts

Punam's dog portraits are very cartoonish.  He should be working for Disney.

Folk Art Big Black Puppy
Olive the Black Lab puppy by Megh Raj Thapa

Black dogs look great against a red background.  Megh Raj gave Olive a soulful look.

Shaggy Dog folk art portrait hand painted on metal in Nepal
Little Dog by Sagar Bitsa

Sagar Bitsa with his portrait of a little white dog with collar and tongue.

Folk Art Beagle hand painted on metal in Nepal
Folk Art Beagle

This is an example of the classic signs that inspired this project.   This is the only one I have by this young artist.

Folk Art Chihuahua hand painted on metal
Folk Art Chihuhua by Jit Gurung

 Jit Gurung is considered the most famous artist in Nepal's 2nd largest city, Pokhara.  Jit is an illustrator and political cartoonist.   He works incredibly fast.  He also sculpts.  His studio is Munal Arts.

Folk Art Scottish Terrier
Scottish Terrier by Shree

Shree and his always colorful take on a Scottish Danger Dog.  Shree left his family for 10 years to work in S. Korea as a farm laborer.  But his story has a happy ending as his son became a civil engineer, his daughter graduated high school, they bought land and a scooter and he and his wife are still madly in love.  He is back in Pokhara, working on painting again and is just a great man.

Folk Art Scottish Terrier
Dr. Watson, the Scottish Terrier by Nara

 Nara hand paints a Scotty Dog against a blue background.

Folk Art Bulldog hand painted on metal
Patsy the Bulldog by Indra Lama

The lovely Patsy the Bulldog by Indra Lama.   

You can find out more about the great programs at ArtOrg.info.  

Each Danger Dog is available for $100.  You can also go to NepalDog.com and half of the proceeds for the art will go to supporting ArtOrg.info.  Just mention ArtOrg and they will be reimbursed.

You can also commission your own pet by contacting me at [email protected].  See NepalDog.com for information on how to order and when my next trip is scheduled.

 

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 paintings and three artists will get work.   Each painting is about one square foot and is on metal with enamel paint.   These can be hung indoors or out, be framed or unframed.

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 www.NepalDog.com.

Let's keep these artists painting.

ORDERS CLOSED FOR THIS TRIP NOW.   Next trip is in spring 2024.

American Dogs = Nepali Jobs.