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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Thursday, February 01, 2007

ARTIST'S NOTE October 8th, 2007: This painting has been framed in a wonderful gilt and deeply carved molding. It was juried into Flint Street Gallery's 12" show, and will stay in my collection.
As promised yesterday, I’m shifting gears for the next week, and will focus on kitties. I scheduled this break to correspond with the opening of an exhibition I’m part of in Kansas, at the Carriage Factory Art Gallery. Scheduled to hang during the month of February, it is a show focused exclusively on cats – you can view my two paintings and a diverse and exciting collection of other artists’ work – at

Without further ado, this is Turtledove, my studio namesake. We adopted a full grown Turtle from a rescue league, who in turn saved her from an abusive beginning. She has a purr that rattles the house, but even more than 16 years later, is careful about who she shares it with. I’ve painted Turtle many times, but today’s is one of my favorites. It captures her timid personality, but also manages to convey her steadfast gaze. And, of course, there’s lots of color, always a weakness of mine.

“Calico Study,” 8”x8”, acrylic on canvasboard, now part of my private collection.

I can’t wait to frame this one up and hang it alongside Finnigan’s (yesterday’s) painting.

Miah, the eldest Santini, comes tomorrow.

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Kimberly Kelly Santini
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