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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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

“Love Me (Silver Tabby),” 8x10, tabby cat portrait in acrylic on canvasboard, $150. This painting will go to the first interested buyer – please send all inquiries to .

When I visited the Oakland Pet Adoption Center (OPAC) last week to photograph candidates for the dog-a-day project, I asked if there were any animals in particular that I could focus on. I was directed to Kitty City, a large room full of kitty condos, warm windowsills, cat toys, and the feline residents with the most seniority at the shelter. Two of them in particular, a tuxedo’ed guy, and this silver tabby, were the Walmart Greeters of Kitty City.

I don’t know the actual figures, but I do know that adult cats are the most difficult of all homeless animals to place.

The OPAC runs a free spay and neuter clinic for felines, part of their efforts towards no-kill operations in 2010. Since February of this year, they estimate that over 700 cats have gone through the clinic. The sale of this painting will directly support their valiant efforts.

And perhaps it will remind at least one person that an adult cat makes a great companion. I know exactly where you can find a few of them, too. ;)

Thank you to new collector Leslie Daniel-Clark for purchasing yesterday’s terrier painting.
And thank you for your time, as always, in looking at my artwork, reading the stories, and sharing the paintings with friends and family.
See you tomorrow,

Kimberly Kelly Santini
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& 4-legged paintings
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