When I first met Yuba Raj, he worked out of the Royal Arts Studio. A quiet man, his Danger Dogs have a special naïve quality. The series of 6 above were from a newspaper flyer advertising dogs needing to be rescued. All with a pitiful ‘adopt me’ look in their eye captured by Yuba Raj.
Yuba Raj has since moved to another studio across town, I was lucky to run into him and his young son. It was too late to order from him, but I will be sure to get some more next trip, in June, 2009.
The two Danger Dogs below were from my first set of commissions in June, 2007, and were painted on a recycled signboard. The back is almost as interesting as the front.