Jitters the Border Collie shines in his three portraits by Sagar Bitsa, Indra Lama and Dilip Niroj (clockwise from top left).
Dylan the Rhodesian Ridgeback is looking good in his portraits by Dilip, Sagar and Indra (clockwise from top left).
Charlie the Boxer is represented here in 4 different portraits. Dilip, Indra, Megh Raj and Sagar (clockwise from top left) all painted versions of this pretty dog.
Bodhi is hand painted by Dilip, Sagar (in close up and in full shot) and Megh Raj (clockwise from top left).
Dudley shows his personality in these three paintings by Sanjib, Megh Raj and Sagar (clockwise from top left).
Bowie is a Havanese pup with style in these three paintings by Dilip, Megh Raj and Sagar (clockwise from top left).
Bowie the Havanese was supposed to be painted with a plain blue background and Sagar did not notice the note. Both Dilip and Megh Raj added Blue BG to the lettering in their original versions!
Maximus looks like a Teddy Bear in his three finals by Sanjib, Megh Raj and Sagar. There are a few spelling variations going on here...
Stella is impressive in her three portraits by Dilip, Nara and Sagar (clockwise from top left).
This puppy, named Dash, is so smart that he already knows the command for sit at his young age. My friend holds him still in her lap and says that it is 'good boy time'.
I must apologise for the quality of the photos. Often there is no electricity here and finding a place to shoot without glare is almost impossible.
I will be sending individual photos as well as a triple shot (for comparison) when I get back to California this weekend.
At this time, I can no longer accept orders for this trip. Please send me photos for spring/summer trip in 2014.
Orders no longer being accepted for the November 2013 trip. I will be back in early December 2013 in plenty of time to mail 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: email@example.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 $18 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!