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 22, 2007

I have my computer’s screensaver set to spin through all my reference photos. What happens is sometimes I catch something out of the corner of my eye that deserves a second look, something that I wouldn’t have necessarily tuned in to otherwise. That’s what happened today.

This painting is from a stack of images I used to create “Taco,” one of my first larger than life dog paintings (Taco can be viewed on my website under “available for purchase” – ). When I was painting Taco, I was studying how the greens around him were reflected and caught up in his fur. But when I saw this little Chihuahua again this morning, I was drawn to the pensive quality of his profile, and all that color packed into his mask.

It was fun to revisit prior material and create something entirely new.

“Chihuahua Study II,) 6x12, acrylic dog painting on canvasboard. Inquiries to .

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Kimberly Kelly Santini
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