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, October 25, 2007


“Holland #551,” 4x5, acrylic dog tag still life on canvasboard, available for purchase, nicely framed, for $279. Proceeds from the sale of this painting will benefit animal welfare. Inquiries to ksantini@turtledovedesigns.com .

Holland was the first dog my husband and I adopted. He was a senselessly goofy black and white pointer-lab mix – huge in heart, but not terribly gifted when it came to brains. And he had a stomach of steel – that dog could (and did) digest everything that made it down his throat.

I wish I could remember the name of the shelter we got him from – somewhere north of Thousand Oaks California, perhaps in the Oxnard area.

He only stayed a few years – we both worked at the time, and when Rick changed jobs and could no longer bring Holland with him each day, the dog was miserable. We found a family with a stay-at-home mom and two young children who were willing to smother Holland with love.

And tolerate his appetite for lawn furniture.

If you find a couple of dog tags sliding around in your junk drawer, send them to me! I’m looking for dog ephemera (including collars and leashes) to paint as still lifes. If you want your items returned, include a self-addressed-stamped envelope. Objects can be sent to me at 346 N Anderson, Lake Orion, MI 48362. I will acknowledge receipt of all items. (Just as a warning – the last few regular envelopes have arrived torn and crumpled, one emptied of it’s contents somewhere along the way – please wrap or ziplock your tags and place them in reinforced envelopes to insure their safe arrival.)

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/
distinctive pet portraits
& 4-legged paintings

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