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, June 06, 2007

“Tortoiseshell Study,” 4” x 6”, acrylic feline portrait on canvasboard. Proceeds from the sale of this painting will go to the Friends of Michigan Animal Rescue in Bellevue, Michigan. Inquiries to .

Lindsey, the model for this painting, came into the Friends of Michigan Animal Rescue 2 years ago with a litter of kittens. Her kittens have been placed, but shy Lindsey remains. Her turquoise eyes can often be seen watching the action from afar.

I used the color of her eyes as a starting point for the rest of the painting. There’s always riotous color going on in the coat of a tortoiseshell, and I pushed the envelope even further with this painting (which you are viewing larger than life - it’s only 4” across). This piece is a little gem, and will look lovely framed up and tucked into a special place – maybe a little girl’s bedroom, or a powder room, or tucked among titles on a bookshelf.

Meanwhile, if you are interested in learning more about Lindsey or the approximately 2 dozen cats currently being cared for by the Friends of Michigan Animal Rescue, please contact Pete or Marcie LaFramboise at . One of the great things about adopting through a rescue is that they truly know the personalities of their animals, and can help you make a choice that’s perfect for your lifestyle. The rescue’s website is at . Donations can also be sent via this website.If you have adopted an animal from the Friends of Michigan Animal Rescue, are interested in commissioning your own dog-a-day portrait, and do so before June 30th, 20% of your sale will be donated to the shelter. Please contact me for more information – .Thanks, as always, for looking.And for sharing these paintings with friends and family

Kimberly Kelly Santini
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