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
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Thursday, October 25, 2007

“Archie,” 6” square, commissioned mixed breed pet portrait in acrylic on canvasboard, private collection (THANK YOU!).

This painting celebrates a return to exuberant color, something I have missed the last few days. Archie’s orange coat with dark points was the perfect foil to mix strong color. And the brighter color goes perfectly with this little guy’s tenacity. (Don’t you love that swash of green across his cheek?)

Aa a puppy, Archie and his siblings were found in a dumpster. Archie was fostered for about a year and a half until he finding his forever home. When his adoptive mother moved into assisted living, he came to live with my client (her daughter), where he has thrived the last 6 years, even becoming a certified therapy dog. And now he can add cancer survivor to his list of accomplishments – Archie lost a leg in November 2006 to a mast cell tumor.

That’s why Archie’s grinning – despite getting dealt the occasional crummy hand, he still comes out ahead.

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

Kimberly Kelly Santini
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