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.

Monday, September 24, 2007



I spent this afternoon with a dear woman, one who I first met under the auspices of “client” (as quite a few of my friendships of late have begun). I swung by her house unannounced, to deliver a small gift, prior to her having surgery tomorrow.

For despite her most valiant attempts, the hospital simply would not bend their rules, and allow her dog entrance. (And believe me when I say that this woman bends steel with the power of her words). I could not imagine her without dear Amos by her side, and so therefore, tried to give her the next best thing – a small painting of him, one that she could contemplate upon while recovering.

And she gave me such a tremendous gift in return – there were so many gems that simply fell from her lips without any sort of fanfare whatsoever, and I wished multiple times that I had a means of capturing her words before my silly brain buried them underneath things far less important.

It was an afternoon that blossomed quite unexpectedly, into something extraordinary.

And my thoughts and prayers will follow her through the course of the next few weeks, until we get to enjoy our next afternoon together, partnered with Amos’ careful attention (yes, it would appear to the undiscerning eye that he’s out cold, drooling all over the floor, but he’s really intently watching with that uncanny sense devoted dogs have).

So today I give you her Amos, as a puppy. The specifics of this painting seem so trivial, but for the record, this piece is 5x7, and probably one of the only times Amos squeezed into anything close to this size!!

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



Kimberly Kelly Santini
http://www.turtledovedesigns.com/
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& 4-legged paintings

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