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Folk Art from the Himalayas.

Live from Kathmandu: Megh Raj Thapa's finals

Folk art portrait of a white Boxer dog hand painted on metal in Nepal
Jasmine the Boxer

Jasmine the White Boxer by Megh Raj Thapa.

Folk art portrait of a Boxer Dog hand painted on metal in Nepal
Henry the Boxer

Henry the Boxer hand painted on metal by Megh Raj.

Folk art beware of dog art hand painted on metal in nepal
Two Shih Tzu Dogs and their Shepherd friend

Tater Tot, Minnie and Maggie by Megh Raj Thapa.

Folk art portrait of a rescue dog hand painted in Nepal
Rupert by Megh Raj Thapa

Rupert by Megh Raj Thapa.

Folk art portrait of a Chihuahua Papillion Dog hand painted on metal in Nepal
Mavis by Megh Raj Thapa

Mavis the Chihuahua and Papillion dog by megh Raj.

Folk art portrait of a German Shepherd hand painted on metal in Nepal
Tattoo the German Shepherd by Megh Raj

Tattoo the German Shepherd by megh Raj.

Folk art portrait of a Chesapeake Bay Retriever hand painted on metal in Nepal
Grizz by Megh Raj Thapa

Grizz the Chesapeake Bay Retriever by Megh Raj.

 

Folk art beware of Cat sign hand painted on metal in Nepal
Khilisi the Tabby Cat by Megh Raj Thapa



Khilisi the Tabby Cat by Megh Raj Thapa.

Folk art portrait of a Pit bull hand painted on metal in Nepal
Birdy by Megh Raj Thapa

Birdy the American Staffordshire Terrier by Megh Raj Thapa.

Folk art portrait of a Foxhound and a Beagle hand painted on metal in the Thanka style in Nepal
Chester and Cooper by Megh Raj Thapa

Chester the Foxhound and Cooper the Beagle thanka style by Megh Raj.




 

 

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Now is the time to order:   Be ahead of the Pack!   Orders have closed for this trip.   Next trip is scheduled for October 15, 2017, and I will be back in plenty of time to mail your holiday orders.

1. Please send me a photo of your pet.  I will give it to three different artists, giving you a choice of 3 paintings and three people will get work.   Each painting is about one square foot and is on metal with synthetic enamel paint.   These can be hung indoors or out.

2. Let me know what you would like it to say.

3. Let me know what style of portrait you would prefer:   naive, realistic, colorful, etc.

4. Tell me your pet's name and breed.   

5. Send your photo to me at:   ampage1@gmail.com  
That's it !

Satisfaction is guaranteed as I accept no money up front.   If you do not like one of the three, you pay nothing, and the 3 artists are paid in full in any case.   Let me know what you want it to say and that's it!

The cost is $250 plus shipping.   Shipping is around $20 per sign (to and from the US).   And 9.75% California sales tax for California residents.  
Pay after choosing your portrait. 
Multiple pets on one sign cost more ($325 for Double, $400 for Triple).

Let's keep these artists painting.

This hand-painted art form is fast disappearing in Kathmandu, as it already has in most parts of the world.   I pay fair trade wages, the artists get to paint again, pet lovers get a choice of three paintings for each commission, and I get to help Nepali artists make a living.   Everybody is happy.   Rescue dogs from America get to rescue artists from Nepal!

Author: michelle page
Posted: April 25, 2017, 3:46 am

Live from Kathmandu: More finals from Dilip and Sanjib Rana

It gets exciting this time of the trip, when i go all over Kathmandu picking up finished artworks.   

Folk art paintings at an artist's studio in Kathmandu
Dilip Niroj's studio near Gausala

Dilip lays out his signs to dry in the sunshine outside his studio.

Folk art portrait of a Muscovy Duck hand painted on metal in Nepal
Puffy the Muscovy duck by Sanjib Rana

 Puffy the Muscovy Duck by Sanjib Rana.   Sanjib does not do lettering, so I give the work to Dilip to paint the lettering.

Folk art portrait of Shih Tzu dogs and a German Shepherd hand painted on metal in Nepal
Final portrait of Tater Tot, Minnie and Maggie by Sanjib Rana

Tater Tot, Minnie and Maggi by Sanjib Rana.

Folk art portrait of an American Staffordshire Terrier hand painted on metal in Nepal
Birdie's final by Sanjib Rana

 Birdie in the sunlight by Sanjib Rana.   Birdie is an American Staffordshire Terrier,

Folk art portrait of a white Boxer Dog hand painted on metal in Nepal
Jasmine the white Boxer by Dilip

 Jasmine by Dilip Niroj.

Folk art portrait of a Boxer Dog hand painted on metal in Nepal
Henry the Boxer by Dilip Niroj

Henry by Dilip Niroj.

Folk art portrait of a German Shepherd hand painted on metal in Nepal
Tattoo the Shepherd by Dilip Niroj

Tattoo the Shepherd by Dilip.

Folk art portrait of a Boxer Dog hand painted on metal in Nepal
Henry by Sanjib Rana

Henry the Boxer by Sanjib Rana awaits his lettering by Dilip.

Folk art portrait of a Boxer dog hand painted on metal in Nepal
Jasmine the Boxer by Sanjib Rana

 

Jasmine the White Boxer by Sanjib Rana awaiting lettering.

Folk art portrait of a German Shepherd hand painted on metal in Nepal
Tattoo the German Shepherd by Sanjib Rana

Tattoo is looking good in this hand painted sign by Sanjib Rana.   Lettering still to come.

Folk art portrait of a Chesapeake Bay Retriever hand painted on metal in Nepal.
Grizz the Chesapeake Bay Retriever by Sanjib Rana

 Grizz the rough-coated Chesapeake Bay Retriever by Sanjib Rana.   Again, the lettering is still to come.

 As always I am amazed by how differently the artists portray the same photo of the same pets.

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Now is the time to order:   Be ahead of the Pack!   Orders have closed for this trip.   Next trip is scheduled for October 15, 2017, and I will be back in plenty of time to mail your holiday orders.

1. Please send me a photo of your pet.  I will give it to three different artists, giving you a choice of 3 paintings and three people will get work.   Each painting is about one square foot and is on metal with synthetic enamel paint.   These can be hung indoors or out.

2. Let me know what you would like it to say.

3. Let me know what style of portrait you would prefer:   naive, realistic, colorful, etc.

4. Tell me your pet's name and breed.   

5. Send your photo to me at:   ampage1@gmail.com  
That's it !

Satisfaction is guaranteed as I accept no money up front.   If you do not like one of the three, you pay nothing, and the 3 artists are paid in full in any case.   Let me know what you want it to say and that's it!

The cost is $250 plus shipping.   Shipping is around $20 per sign (to and from the US).   And 9.75% California sales tax for California residents.  
Pay after choosing your portrait. 
Multiple pets on one sign cost more ($325 for Double, $400 for Triple).

Let's keep these artists painting.

This hand-painted art form is fast disappearing in Kathmandu, as it already has in most parts of the world.   I pay fair trade wages, the artists get to paint again, pet lovers get a choice of three paintings for each commission, and I get to help Nepali artists make a living.   Everybody is happy.   Rescue dogs from America get to rescue artists from Nepal!

Author: michelle page
Posted: April 25, 2017, 1:31 am

Live from Kathmandu: New Finals from Dilip

Some new finals are in from the always fantastic Dilip of Niroj Arts here in Kathmandu!

You are in for a treat.

Folk art portrait of an American Staffordshire Terrier (Pit Bull) hand painted on metal in Nepal
Birdie the American Staffordshire by Dilip

Birdie is a beauty in her hand painted 'Beware of Dog' sign by Dilip.

Folk art beware of dog signs hand painted on metal in Nepal.  Australian Shepherds
Melly and Rudy - Australian Shepherds - by Dilip

Melly and Rudy make a fine pair in their portrait by Dilip.   These Australian Shepherds look like the best of friends.

Folk art beware of dog sign (Chesapeake Bay Retriever) hand painted on metal in Nepal
Grizz the Chesapeake Bay Retriever by Dilip

Grizz is a rough-coated Chesapeake Bay Retriever and he looks charming indeed is his portrait by Dilip.

Folk art portrait of a rescue dog hand painted on metal in Nepal
Rupert by Dilip

Rupert is hand painted on metal by Dilip.   He was not supposed to put any writing on this portrait, but a little bit of Nepali was added.

Folk art portrait of Shih Tzu mix dogs and a German Shepherd hand painted on metal in Nepal
Tater Tot, Minnie and Maggie by Dilip

 Tater Tot, Minnie and Maggie fill the canvas in their hand painted portrait by Dilip.

 

Folk art portrait of a Tabby Cat hand painted on metal in Nepal
Phoenix the Tabby Cat hand painted by Dilip

Last but never least is the lovely Phoenix by Dilip,  This one was requested without lettering.   This Tabby Cat is simply stunning in person.

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Now is the time to order:   Be ahead of the Pack!   Orders have closed for this trip.   Next trip is scheduled for October 15, 2017, and I will be back in plenty of time to mail your holiday orders.

1. Please send me a photo of your pet.  I will give it to three different artists, giving you a choice of 3 paintings and three people will get work.   Each painting is about one square foot and is on metal with synthetic enamel paint.   These can be hung indoors or out.

2. Let me know what you would like it to say.

3. Let me know what style of portrait you would prefer:   naive, realistic, colorful, etc.

4. Tell me your pet's name and breed.   

5. Send your photo to me at:   ampage1@gmail.com  
That's it !

Satisfaction is guaranteed as I accept no money up front.   If you do not like one of the three, you pay nothing, and the 3 artists are paid in full in any case.   Let me know what you want it to say and that's it!

The cost is $250 plus shipping.   Shipping is around $20 per sign (to and from the US).   And 9.75% California sales tax for California residents.  
Pay after choosing your portrait. 
Multiple pets on one sign cost more ($325 for Double, $400 for Triple).

Let's keep these artists painting.

This hand-painted art form is fast disappearing in Kathmandu, as it already has in most parts of the world.   I pay fair trade wages, the artists get to paint again, pet lovers get a choice of three paintings for each commission, and I get to help Nepali artists make a living.   Everybody is happy.   Rescue dogs from America get to rescue artists from Nepal!

 

Author: michelle page
Posted: April 20, 2017, 6:02 am

Live from Kathmandu: Finals from Megh Raj

Megh Raj has been busy this trip. He has moved into a new studio and is happily painting portraits of pets.

Folk art portrait of an American Staffordshire Terrier hand painted on metal in Nepal
Birdie the American Staffordshire Terrier by Megh Raj.

Birdie the American Staffordshire Terrier by Megh Raj.  There is a slight smudge of yellow right above the Nepali script, but otherwise this portrait is finished.

Folk art portrait of a Chesapeake Bay Retriever hand painted on metal in Nepal
Grizz by Megh Raj

Grizz the handsome and charming Chesapeake Bay Retriever by Megh Raj.   The chalk marks used by Megh Raj for lettering is still there, and he needs a little work, but he is almost finished.

Folk art portrait of a rescue dog from Puerto Rico, hand painted on metal in Nepal
Nilly by Megh Raj Thapa

Nilly on the staircase by Megh Raj Thapa.   This pretty pup was rescued from the streets of Puerto Rico.

 

Folk art portrait of a pair of Shih Tzu mix pups with their German Shepherd friend, hand painted on metal in Nepal
Tater Tot, Minnie and Maggie by Megh Raj

Tater Tot and Minnie are Shih Tzu mixes and here they are with their friend, Maggie, in their portrait by Megh Raj.   This one is not yet finished, but well on it's way.

Folk art portraits of Australian Shepherds hand painted on metal in Nepal
Melly and Rudy by Megh Raj

Melly and Rudy the Australian Shepherds hand painted on metal by Megh Raj.   This pair does not look dangerous to me!

Stay tuned.   More to come soon!

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Now is the time to order:   Be ahead of the Pack!   Orders have closed for this trip.   Next trip is scheduled for October 15, 2017, and I will be back in plenty of time to mail your holiday orders.

1. Please send me a photo of your pet.  I will give it to three different artists, giving you a choice of 3 paintings and three people will get work.   Each painting is about one square foot and is on metal with synthetic enamel paint.   These can be hung indoors or out.

2. Let me know what you would like it to say.

3. Let me know what style of portrait you would prefer:   naive, realistic, colorful, etc.

4. Tell me your pet's name and breed.   

5. Send your photo to me at:   ampage1@gmail.com  
That's it !

Satisfaction is guaranteed as I accept no money up front.   If you do not like one of the three, you pay nothing, and the 3 artists are paid in full in any case.   Let me know what you want it to say and that's it!

The cost is $250 plus shipping.   Shipping is around $20 per sign (to and from the US).   And 9.75% California sales tax for California residents.  
Pay after choosing your portrait. 
Multiple pets on one sign cost more ($325 for Double, $400 for Triple).

Let's keep these artists painting.

This hand-painted art form is fast disappearing in Kathmandu, as it already has in most parts of the world.   I pay fair trade wages, the artists get to paint again, pet lovers get a choice of three paintings for each commission, and I get to help Nepali artists make a living.   Everybody is happy.   Rescue dogs from America get to rescue artists from Nepal!

Author: michelle page
Posted: April 20, 2017, 6:01 am

Live from Kathmandu: Finals from Sanjib Rana

Sanjib Rana has just delivered his first Danger Dogs and Cats.   You are in for a treat.

 

Folk art portrait of a Foxhound and a Beagle hand painted on metal in a Thanka style
Chester the Foxhound and Cooper the Beagle in the thanka style by Sanjib Rana

Thanka style seems to come naturally for Sanjib in his lovely cloud driven rendering of the handsome pair Chester and Cooper.

The size is 12"x15" and is even prettier in person.   It is not traditional to have a thanka on metal, nor is it a tradition to paint dogs on thankas.

 

Folk art portrait of a Tabby Cat hand painted on metal in Nepal
Phoenix the Tabby Cat hand painted on metal by Sanjib Rana

Phoenix the Tabby is brilliantly immortalized in this portrait by Sanjib Rana.   Sanjib uses acrylic paint instead of the more traditional enamel used by the other sign painters.      Phoenix's pal has chosen not to have any lettering added.

 

Folk art portrait of a dog hand painted on metal in Nepaal
Rupert by Sanjib Rana

Rupert was a well loved Dog about Bergamot and is sorely missed.   Here he is immortalized on metal by Sanjib Rana.

Folk art portrait of a Muscovy Duck hand painted on metal in Nepal
Puffy the Muscovy just awaits lettering

Puffy the Muscovy Duck still needs lettering, but is otherwise finished.   Sanjib did a great job.

Folk art portrait of a Shitzu mix hand painted on metal in Nepal
Rudy the Shih Tzu mix by Sanjib Rana

Rudy the Rescue Shih Tzu mix is handsome and happy in this almost finished portrait by Sanjib Rana.   Only the lettering is needed.

Folk art portrait of Shih Tzu mix dogs and a Shepherd hand painted on metal in Nepal
Tater Tot, Minnie and Maggie by Sanjib Rana

These 3 pups are immortalized by Sanjib.  Tater Tot is a Shih Tzu mix, Minnie is the black and white Shih Tzu mix and the lovely Shepherd is named Maggie.   They look comfy on a snowy day.  They still need lettering added.

Folk art portrait of Australian Shepherds hand painted on metal in Nepal
Melly and Rudy the Aussies by Sanjib Rana

 Melly and Rudy are an alert pair of Australian Shepherds and they are definitely leaning in!   Lettering still to come.

Folk art portrait of a Tabby Cat hand painted on metal in Nepl
Tabby Cat in profile by Sanjib Rana

 Khalisi is a pretty Tabby Cat, here hand painted on metal by Sanjib Rana.

Folk art portrait of a Pit Bull hand painted on metal in Nepal
Birdy the American Staffordshire

Birdy the American Staffordshire Terrier shines against her bright orange background.

Folk art portrait of a Puerto Rican Rescue Dog hand painted on metal in Nepal
Nilly on the stairs by Sanjib Rana

Nilly, a rescue dog from Puerto Rico, is lucky indeed.   She still needs her lettering, but she certainly has a lovely perch.

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Now is the time to order:   Be ahead of the Pack!   Orders have closed for this trip.   Next trip is scheduled for October 15, 2017, and I will be back in plenty of time to mail your holiday orders.

1. Please send me a photo of your pet.  I will give it to three different artists, giving you a choice of 3 paintings and three people will get work.   Each painting is about one square foot and is on metal with synthetic enamel paint.   These can be hung indoors or out.

2. Let me know what you would like it to say.

3. Let me know what style of portrait you would prefer:   naive, realistic, colorful, etc.

4. Tell me your pet's name and breed.   

5. Send your photo to me at:   ampage1@gmail.com  
That's it !

Satisfaction is guaranteed as I accept no money up front.   If you do not like one of the three, you pay nothing, and the 3 artists are paid in full in any case.   Let me know what you want it to say and that's it!

The cost is $250 plus shipping.   Shipping is around $20 per sign (to and from the US).   And 9.75% California sales tax for California residents.  
Pay after choosing your portrait. 
Multiple pets on one sign cost more ($325 for Double, $400 for Triple).

Let's keep these artists painting.

This hand-painted art form is fast disappearing in Kathmandu, as it already has in most parts of the world.   I pay fair trade wages, the artists get to paint again, pet lovers get a choice of three paintings for each commission, and I get to help Nepali artists make a living.   Everybody is happy.   Rescue dogs from America get to rescue artists from Nepal!

Author: michelle page
Posted: April 17, 2017, 1:48 pm