Indra Lama works in the Buddhist section of Kathmandu near Trisuli. He owned a paint store and he does a lot of ‘faux’ painting for well-to-do Kathmandu families.

Folk art beware of dog art from Nepal
Indra Lama with Pumpkin

He won me over with his first order – a portrait of Palden the Lhasa Apso saying Namaste (at bottom right).

Indra often uses a dark background for his Danger Dogs. He captures the spirit of the dogs and cats.

After Nepal’s devastating quake of 2015, he was still living in a large tent outside his home over 6 months later!

Palden the Lhasa Apso hand painted on metal by a sign painter in Nepal
Palden the Lhasa Apso hand painted on metal by a sign painter in Nepal