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.
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.
Izzy was a beloved Border Collie with a big smile. Hand painted by Megh Raj Thapa.
Indra Lama captures this pretty brown dog's intense gaze.
A charming and definitely not dangerous looking kitty by Megh Raj Thapa.
Megh Raj also lent his deft hand to this hand painted portrait of the lovely Brittany Spaniel, Molly.
Amar Shrestha and his Danger Dog. This is a very pretty Labrador.
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.
Neo is a true beauty and Megh Raj definitely captured him.
This handsome German Shepherd is a good example of Baba's work. Baba was a true character.
Megh Raj Thapa paints Lily the Pomeranian in her warm jacket.
Belle, a West Highland Terrier mix hand painted on metal by Amar Shrestha.
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.
Shashi works in the very busy Chabahil neighborhood of Kathmandu with his father and his sister.
Indra Lama again with his deft brushstrokes.
Nara likes those blue backgrounds.
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.
Punam's dog portraits are very cartoonish. He should be working for Disney.
Black dogs look great against a red background. Megh Raj gave Olive a soulful look.
Sagar Bitsa with his portrait of a little white dog with collar and tongue.
This is an example of the classic signs that inspired this project. This is the only one I have by this young artist.
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.
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.
Nara hand paints a Scotty Dog against a blue background.
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.
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!
Let's keep these artists painting.
ORDERS CLOSED FOR THIS TRIP NOW. Next trip is in spring 2024.
American Dogs = Nepali Jobs.