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.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

“Violet,” 6x8, commissioned PAWS service dog portrait depicting a black lab, private collection (THANK YOU!!!)

It might seem cliché, but of course, Violet’s portrait had to be Violet. And it started out that way, but slid back into my familiar range of blues.

She does have a wonderfully pensive look about her though, one that I was afraid I might lose if I went back into the painting and tried to change things.

Violet was headed towards life as a service dog, and then got redirected. She now is a representative of PAWS, making public appearances, and generally serving as an advocate for the organization.

Did I say earlier this week what a privilege it is to work with a group like PAWS With a Cause? Please take a couple of minutes to view their site – – and learn more about their mission and how they achieve it.

Meanwhile, I need to thank a new collector (I’ll keep your name secret, since your painting is a gift!) for their purchase of a painting from my studio clean-up sale. You can view remaining available works at, along with my regularly priced pieces at .

And I posted the wrong link to my class paintings. The correct link is Sorry for any confusion this might have caused.

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

Kimberly Kelly Santini
distinctive pet portraits
& 4-legged paintings
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