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.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

“German Shepherd (Peyton),” 6x8, german shepherd pet portrait in acrylic on canvasboard, available for $120. Inquiries to .

In between being pulled in what seemed like a million other directions today, I managed to find enough time to finish off one of yesterday’s paintings. Here is Peyton, a perfect balance of complimentary colors and happy grin.

I can also see, especially with this painting, that my brushwork has gotten more expressive, yet it still conveys a solid amount of detail. I am happy with this direction.

Meanwhile, I had the most wonderful evening tonight at the opening for the 47th annual Thumb Show Exhibition. It was capped off perfectly with the announcement that my dog-a-day painting “Bulldog Study (Winston)” ( had earned an honorable mention. If you get a chance to see this show (at the Starkweather Gallery in Romeo Michigan, through September 15th – call 586-752-5700 for more information) I highly recommend it. There is some unbelievably gorgeous work there.

Thanks, as always, for looking.
And for sharing these paintings with your friends and family.
And for sharing your dogs, your cats, your best friends, with me – if it weren’t for you, I wouldn’t have work out there, earning accolades and recognition. Ok, well I might. But it would be boring stuff, like corn cobs and milk glass and bowls of flowers (not that there’s anything wrong with those things!!! )
See you tomorrow,

Kimberly Kelly Santini
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& 4-legged paintings
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