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.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Today you get 2 kitties. 2 because I’d like to take a day off later in the week, but don’t want to short change the rescues that I’m working with.

It was a working weekend for me, and I’ll admit I’m a little wiped out. But what fun!

Saturday started with an early soccer game, and I enjoyed the crisp air and the dew drenched fields – they turned silvery as the sun rose, and I sat there, sipping my coffee, cheering my son on, while enjoying the atmosphere. Then it was off to Metamora’s Celebration of the Horse, where my daughter and I spent the afternoon prowling about, each with camera in hand, taking pictures, and soaking up all that is equine with great delight. And finally, Saturday evening found my husband and I in fabulous company at Margot’s Gallery, at her group show opening. Sunday was more of the same – an afternoon spent at the gallery, talking art all day – and then an artists’ gathering at Margot’s house, flush with great food and wine and conversation.

So, I’m thinking I’ve earned a day off this week, and it’s just a matter of picking which one and what I’ll with it.

But meanwhile, back to the paintings!!

First is Milo. Here’s a sweet little 4x5 painting of a fluffball buff tabby kitten. He came into the Friends of Michigan Animal Rescue with 4 siblings and his mother. His mother was spayed, and has since found a home. All of the kittens are now awaiting adoption. They have been spayed/neutered, had their first vaccinations, been dewormed, and tested negative for FeLuK/FIV. Inquiries to .

Next in line is Wilton, and his painting is 5x7. Wilton is a very sweet boy found injured on the side of the road – he cannot use one of his front paws. He gets around by scooting and pulling, and has good circulation in the paw, so the vets have decided not to remove his leg. He is shy, but friendly, and loves to be loved (who doesn’t?!). Wilton’s painting can be purchased for $90, and will go to the first interested buyer. Inquiries to .

Both these kitties are available for adoption through the Friends of Michigan Animal Shelter, in northern lower Michigan. They have a number of cats looking for forever homes, and a few wonderful dogs as well. Additional information can be found on their website - .

20% of the sale of these 2 paintings will be returned to the FMAS in support of their continued efforts, so you can feel even better about your purchase!

I was pleasantly surprised today to receive several special envelopes, packed with collars and dog tags. Again, I want to thank those of you who are trusting me with such special mementos of your dogs. I have figured out an inventory method, and will be returning the items at the end of the project (right now, that’s not yet determined). If anyone wishes to contribute old tags, licenses, etc, they may be sent to me at 346 N Anderson, Lake Orion, MI 48362. Please include a means of returning the items (like a prepaid envelope/packaging).

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

Kimberly Kelly Santini
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& 4-legged paintings
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