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.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007


“Rosie,” 8”x8”, bull dog mix portrait in acrylic on canvasboard, $80. 20% of the sale of this painting will go to 2nd Chances Pit Bull Rescue in Charlotte, Michigan. Inquiries can come to ksantinI@turtledovedesigns.com .
SOLD.

Meet Rosie, a 3 year old bulldog mix, currently sponsored by 2nd Chances Pit Bull Rescue. She is crate trained and housebroken, still full of puppy antics, a cuddlebug, and athletic. In addition to the breed’s trademark stubbornness, Rosie is also deaf, but that has not hindered her learning hand signals or to come when lights/flashlights are flickered.

2nd Chances was started 7 years ago by Debbie Jaworski, who saw a need to save bulldog mixes from shelters before they were euthanized or sold for research. Debbie personally fosters each of the dogs she saves, brings them up to date on all vaccinations, neutering, and microchipping them before making them available for adoption. She also works diligently to make certain adopting families understand their new dog, advising and assisting with matching the dogs’ personality with each family’s wants. Pit bulls are excellent candidates for fly ball, agility and therapy dogs, and are the perfect companion animal in many homes.

Right now 2nd Chances Pit Bull Rescue is full – Rosie is just one of the almost 2 dozen sweet and willing personalities of all ages waiting for a second chance. (There’s a handful of kitties available too!) Take a peek at them by viewing their Petfinder site at http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/MI249.html or sending an inquiry to Debbie at jaw2ndchances@ia4u.net.

If you have adopted an animal from the 2nd Chances Pit Bull Rescue, are interested in commissioning your own dog-a-day portrait, and do so before May 31st, 20% of your sale will be donated to the shelter. Please contact me for more information – ksantini@turtledovedesigns.com .

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

Kimberly Kelly Santini
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