Paintings With Soul

Since October 2006 I've been a daily painter, creating a new pet portrait at least 5 times per week. Over the years I've expanded my offerings to include a variety of animals, pets, race horses, children and other treasured heirlooms. In addition, I accept a limited number of commissions each year.

In 2015 I am honored to be the Kentucky Derby Artist.

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Meanwhile, thanks
so much for your continued support of my artwork.

Monday, October 12, 2015


"Webster," 6" x 8", acrylics on museum quality panel, a commissioned portrait of a Yellow Lab. Webster's portrait has a home, thank you very much to my returning collectors.

If you are thinking about a pet portrait as a holiday gift, now is the time to start a conversation. The process takes several weeks, and this is my busiest time of year - once I'm booked, I'm booked! I also do gift certificates if you would rather gift the whole commission experience and spare yourself sneaking around getting photos (or if I happen to be booked and cannot guarantee holiday delivery). But that's not going to happen if we talk now and get things started.

It was homecoming weekend in Lake Orion. Or Hoco if you're young and hip. The Princesses first and The Caped Crusader's last. I spent lots of time with them and their friends, and very little time in the studio.

One of those rare studio-free weekends, because soon the holiday rush will be on us. For me the holidays are extra busy - not only do I do nearly half my annual business from September through the year's end, but we also celebrate each of my kids' birthdays. 

We don't shift into holiday mode until after our last birthday, when The Princess turns 15 on December 15th. Up until then, we try to keep things focused on the kids and family as much as possible.

What are your holiday traditions?

Thanks, as always, for following along with my artwork,
Warmly, Kim 

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