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.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

“Lucy Rose (Black Lab Study),” 6x8, commissioned pet portrait, private collection (thank you!).

I wanted to share the sweetest words my client penned when memorializing Lucy – “Even though her muzzle had turned white years ago, like most labs, she was still a puppy at heart. Some people would look at her…. And see an elderly dog. Not us. Her body may have failed her, but never her heart.”

I tried to create a portrait where Lucy’s maturity and her heart shared center stage.

On another note altogether, I will be officially on vacation starting tomorrow, taking a few days off to celebrate my brother’s wedding. I will be returning to the dog-a-day project next Wednesday. (I do plan on packing my paints. After all, Sean and Karla have a new puppy who I think I might be coerced into posing for a piece or two - after the kids thoroughly exhaust her.)

I’ll continue to pull emails in, but forgive me if I hold off on any non-emergency sort of replies until my return.

Thanks, as always, for looking.
And for sharing these paintings with your friends and family,
Take care and I’ll see you next week!

Kimberly Kelly Santini
distinctive pet portraits
& 4-legged paintings
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