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.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

“Max’s Grin,” 8x16, Boston Terrier portrait in acrylic on canvasboard, $200. $40 of the sale of this portrait will be donated to the Midwest Boston Terrier Rescue, from which Max hails.

Or rather, from where Max hailed. He was recently adopted by a family who met him at a dog fair. It was love at first sight on all sides. Which is especially rewarding, when, as Max’s foster father so eloquently put it, “He showed us that as much love as we give these rescue dogs, that they give the same amount of love back.” Unequivocally.

So I’m picturing Max right now, tumbling around in the backyard with his three new kids, sharing that maniacal Boston Terrier grin, and loving life.

The Midwest Boston Terrier Rescue ( is a dedicated group who takes Boston Terriers out of shelters, humane societies, SPCA, vet offices – wherever they are left - and places them directly into foster homes until a new loving, responsible, forever home can be found. They spay/neuter, and provide any other health care each dog requires, as well as address any issues that might have contributed to the dog’s being surrendered. They average bringing in 5-8 dogs each week – that’s a tremendous amount of work for volunteers who are sharing their homes and energy for the welfare of these dogs.

That’s why I am so very pleased to be partnering with them, and supporting their efforts. Max’s painting goes to the first interested buyer – inquiries to .


A special thank you to Leslie Kalwara, who bought Wilton’s portrait from Monday. An $18 donation will be made in her name to the Friends of Michigan Animal Shelter.

Thanks, as always, for looking.
And for sharing these paintings with your friends and family!
I’ll be playing hookey tomorrow (hence the reason for your two paintings on Monday), but will return on Friday with another terribly sweet Boston Terrier.
See you soon,

Kimberly Kelly Santini
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