Megh Raj Thapa

Megh Raj works near Chabahil Chowk in Kathmandu. His dogs are soulful and expressive.  And very sweet.

Folk art Nepalese sign painter at work
Megh Raj Thapa works in his studio

His commissioned portrait of Barack Obama was super-successful and I believe it inspired his change of direction for the Danger Dogs as well.

Working alongside his son, Onup, his studio is just off an alley with motorcycles zooming by just 2 feet away.   Megh Raj is a very nice man and his paintings can look like photos at times.