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, September 28, 2007



“Jackpot (Black Lab Study),” 6” square, commissioned Labrador retriever pet portrait.

Jackpot is a pretty special guy. All the dogs I paint are, but this one wears a little halo (which I didn’t include in the painting, but you can see it’s glow in the lower right corner).

Jackpot is a service dog with Paws With a Cause. A little over a month ago his person was hospitalized with some serious health issues, and Jackpot went to stay with a foster family. Poor Jackpot became ill as well.

The good news is that both patients are rallying.

And the story gets nicer still. Jackpot’s foster family, for whom I’ve already painted a handful of times, commissioned this piece for Jackpot’s person, so that she could have a bit of him always with her while she continues her recovery.

Proceeds from the sale of this painting will be donated back to Paws With a Cause. I do that for every PAWS dog I am lucky enough to paint.

I know that you, my readers, only get the one dog-a-day story daily. I, though, am so blessed. I hear them constantly. Stories similar yet all unique. Reading them as they pour into my mail box keeps me motivated – I have to keep painting, so that each one can be shared. My brushes cannot move quickly enough.

Thank you, for your continued attention to the project, and for your warm and generous response to my request for old tags.
I will work hard not to let you down, and keep the eye candy and the heart warming stories flowing.
Enjoy your weekends, and come back to Shelter & Rescue Week next!!
Kim

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

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