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Zen Dogs and Cats! Pugnacious Kitties!

Zen Dogs and Zen Cats have become a Nepal Dog staple.

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This cute gray cat is by Sabala.   His owner insists that he is indeed a Zen Cat, getting along with all of her dogs and keeping his dignity intact at the same time.

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Kahuna the Zen Pug by Shree is a friend of the above Zen Cat.

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This Pugnacious Kitty is a Tonkinese living in London.   Lula has a lot to fight about as he is a Tom named Lula.    Not named by Johnny Cash, this cat was late to drop his balls and was named before that momentous event.   He is not wearing blue lingerie, but is propped against his owner's socks.   Painting by Hari Timsina.

 Louis Poodle by Sufraj 

Louis is a Spiritual Dog, painted by Sufraj.

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Sandy is a Bhakti Dog.   Bhakti means devoted in the Sanskrit language.   Painting by Sabala.

You can see these paintings at the Ghetto Gloss Gallery on Thursday, October 22 from 7 to midnight.   The gallery is located at 6109 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood (cross street Seward).    Ghetto Gloss is known for their very fun events, so if you are in the neighborhood, please stop by.  


Please email me at ampage1@gmail.com for more information.  

Time is running low for your holiday orders.   Send me a photo of your pet, your child, your home, your president and have them immortalized on metal.   It is the perfect personalized present, sure to make the recipient smile.  


Pugs of Nepal

I recently got a request for a Pug, so here goes with what is currently available:

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Kahuna the Zen Pug by Shree.  

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Jit Gurung of Munal Arts in Pokhara.

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This pug by Mohan Arts in the Tripureshwor district is painted from a Nepali pug featured in the Everest Kennel Club Calendar.

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Foo is another Nepali pug, living in Boudha.   By Amar Shrestha.

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Sophie, a popular pug at Bergamot Station, on her Mercedes Benz.   By Hari Prasad.

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A very odd pug (Sophie again) 'pented' by Amar.

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Mo the Pug by Nepal Arts, again from the Tripureshwor district of Kathmandu.

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Queenie the Pug by Jit Gurung of Munal Arts in Pokhara, Nepal.

All of these signboards are synthetic enamel on metal and are about one square foot.   They all are by Nepali signboard artists whose work is quickly being replaced by digital art.  Hand-painted, they were all commissioned by me as part of my Fair Trade Art Project - the Danger Dogs from Nepal.   

They are also all available at this time with prices ranging from $130 to $170.

Micro-finance through Art Patronage!

I'm going back to Nepal to commission more pieces this October and can give pictures of your pets to these artists and see what they come up with.   You will get at least 3 choices of your pet's portrait, and you pay nothing until you choose which piece you prefer.   The artists get paid in any case.

Questions?  Contact me at ampage1@gmail.com

Or check out my website:   NepalDog.com


Sagar -- an Ocean of Talent.

Sagar is a very talented artist whose sense of humor is often evident in his work.   100_4944He often puts his Danger Dogs and Cats in a dramatic circle.   The colors of this Chow knock me out. 100_4915

See the post-apocalyptic background of the dog, named Grace, above.   

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He also tends to make even sweet dogs look like thugs, which is kind of the point in a ‘Beware of Dog’ signboard.   Sagar teaches painting to foreigners in Patan, in Kathmandu Valley.   He often works with the Japanese who have taught him to write his name in Japanese.   His name translates to ‘Ocean’ in Nepalese and that’s how he signs his work, often signing on a collar or otherwise integrating his signature artfully.

 

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Here he signed on Chloe the White Standard Poodle's collar and put her in front of a color wheel.  An example of his humor is best shown in the Pug below.   2008_282

A beautiful girl was holding this dog and the instructions were to paint only the pug.   Well, Sagar put his own spin on this Danger Dog.    Not a young man, he’s kept his adolescent humor.

Michelle_Page:Sagar  Sagar, above with his portrait of Obama.     His Obama was the darkest in skintone of the series.

Any questions, you know where to ask.   Cheers!

 


Pugs of Nepal

First, I'd like to introduce to Foo, a Nepali pug, and his signboard.   Foo is a lucky dog living in Boudha.  Amar.pug    

His collar is handmade in Nepal.   By Amar Shrestha.   Birju.pug
This pug is signed Birju, but I believe the artist is an Indian named Baba.   Mohan.pug
Above by Mohan.   This Nepali pug is featured in the Everest Kennel Club's 2008 calendar.  
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This pug is by Jit Gurung of Munal Arts.   His work is reminiscent of R. Crumb.   Pug.Sagar_33
And last, but not least, is Queenie the Pug by Sagar.   This is a particular favorite of mine and you can probably see why.   
All of these pugs are available by contacting me at ampage1@gmail.com.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments.   I will be going back to Nepal in June to make more of these Nepali Pup Artworks.   Let me know if you want your dog or cat to have their portraits done by these artists.