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.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

“Fidgette,” 6” x 12”, mixed breed pet portrait in acrylic on canvasboard, private collection (thank you!).

With this painting I indulged my love of color a bit more than usual. I tried to keep the colors true to the real Fidgette around her face, but I treated the rest of the painting like it might have been an abstraction, with just a hint of her body and tail, and layers of rich blues and greens. It gives this piece an interesting presence, and compliments the intensity of her gaze nicely.

Wanna get your own dog-a-day? Commissioning your own dog-a-day painting is as simple as sending me your photos – emailed to, or snail mailed to 346 N Anderson, Lake Orion, MI 48362 (all original photographs will be returned). I’ll acknowledge receipt of all photos, and give you an anticipated week when you can expect to see your dog featured in their own dog-a-day painting. The whole process is broken down on the project website, .

Also keep in mind that any commissioned dog a day paintings starring adoptions from any of the shelters and rescues featured last week (Friends of Michigan Animal Rescue, the Michigan Humane Society, 2nd Chances Pit Bull Rescue and the Pug Rescue Network) qualify for a donation made in their name to the shelter/rescue. This offer continues through the end of May.

Thanks, as always, for looking.
And for sharing these paintings with your friends and family.

Kimberly Kelly Santini
distinctive pet portraits
& 4-legged paintings
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