If you are in Palm Springs for the month of June, please stop by and see the Danger Dogs in person at the Terry Martin Gallery. Run by the fabulous Terry Martin, this gallery is also known at the Terrence Rogers Fine Arts Gallery.
Starting clockwise from top left, Zia the Black Danger Cat is by Shree Shrestha. Beware of Cock by Sanjib Rana, followed by Chester the Basset Hound by Nara of Asha Arts. The horse frolicking in the surf is also by Sanjib Rana.
Above is Sport (a Good Boy) by Ram Krishna of Kathmandu. Also featured for the month of June is the artwork of Maria Dudley and Jason Kowalski. The title of their show is "Palm Springs and Other Exotic Places". The painting above is of the iconic Zuma Beach Food concession by Maria Dudley.
Shree Shrestha of Pokhara painted this 'Dangers Dog' of Jasper the Weimaraner on his magic carpet.
From the same photo of Jasper as above, we have Arjun Karki's fine version of the Weimaraner. Looks like Arjun put Jasper on the waves for his portrait.
Duke the Weimaraner by Hari Timsina was painted in November 2009.
A white Westie by Hari Prasad is at top left, while Chewy the Zen Yorkie is by Nara. Please go to Terry's website for more information on Maria and Jason's art.
From left to right: a rescue dog by Yuba Raj Adhikari, Pinky the Enlightened Jack Russell Terrier by Jit Gurung of Munal Arts in Pokhara, Mick Jagger the English Bulldog by Sabala with his big grin.
Willow the Enlightened Golden Retreiver by Sagar of Surya Studios. Sagar's signature is in Japanese.
Also by Sagar, this portrait of Layla the white shepherd shows his marvelous sense of humor. If you look closely, you will see what I mean.
Yoko the French Bulldog with her lovely jewelry and compelling eyes is also by Sagar.
Arrow is a Zen Black Lab who wears rhinestone necklaces. This portrait is by Nara of Kathmandu.
This saintly White Labrador DangerDog is by Ram Krishna. This was not a commissioned piece, but something Ram painted from the Everest Kennel Club calendar. I could not help but buy it!
Out enjoying the open air is Brocco the Bulldog by Megh Raj.
Hari Timsina painted this portrait of Grace the Pit Bull in November, 2009. Hari is the first of my artists to date his pieces.
Jasper the Dashshund as painted by Manoj. Manoj is my only Christian artist.
This pug was painted by Jit Gurung of Munal Arts. Jit's art reminds me of R. Crumb's style of art.
This little Boston Terrier is by Amar Shrestha.
All pieces are approximately 12" by 12" and are synthetic enamel on (sometimes recycled) metal. They can be hung indoors or out.
All art featured on today's blog is available through June, 2010, at the Terry Martin Gallery at 664 N. Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs. His phone is (760) 332-8732. Call for hours or to make an appointment.
I am heading off to Nepal for the 7th Danger Dog trip very soon, so custom orders should be placed soon. Each commission generates 3 portraits of your pet by 3 struggling Nepali signboard artists. You get 3 choices, 3 people get work. Please remember that I take no deposit up front. You pay only after choosing which portrait of your pet you prefer.
For additional information, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, go to the NepalDog.com website, or see the Nepal Dog Channel on YouTube to buy an existing artwork.