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.

You may use the links below right to receive my daily paintings via email or to follow my blog with a feed. I post additional info, including in-process jpgs and other related information, on the studio Facebook page as well.

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

Friday, May 11, 2007

“Johnnie Pug,” 6x8, pug portrait in acrylic on canvasboard. Proceeds from the sale of this painting will go to the Pug Rescue Network in Walled Lake, Michigan. Inquiries may come to .

Johnnie is an 8 year old pug who came to the rescue as an owner surrender. He had spinal and neurological issues stemming from a healed injury that went untreated. Thankfully, Johnnie isn’t in any pain, and he’s able to move around like nobody’s business, he just does it in his own unique way. I was captivated by his spunk and fortitude – it’s amazing how sweet these dogs can be. You can read Johnnie’s complete story at the rescue’s website under “Adoption” – - and learn the various ways you can help out the rescue (like by donating old bedding and towels for use as dog blankets).

If you have adopted a pug from the Pug Rescue Network and commission your own dog-a-day portrait before May 31st, 20% of your sale will be donated to the rescue. Please contact me for more information – .

Thank you to new collector Leila Friejy for her purchase of yesterday’s puppy painting. A donation will be made in her name to the Michigan Humane Society.
Thanks also to returning collector Beth Olvera for her purchase of a bull terrier dog-a-day painting from February 13th.

If you are interested in reviewing available dog-a-day paintings, there is a search feature built into the blog. Visit, and in the upper left hand corner you will see a search window (it’s buried in the gray toolbar). Search for the keyword “available” and you will be provided with the images of unsold dog-a-day paintings (the same concept would apply if you were looking for, say a lab painting – search for keyword “lab”). I am happy to combine shipping, too – just let me know!

The next Shelter & Rescue Week will be June 4th-8th. If you know of a Michigan based shelter or rescue that would like to be a part of the Painting a Dog a Day project, please let me know, or ask them to visit the website – .

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

Kimberly Kelly Santini
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