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, December 06, 2007

"Shepherd Mix Pup," 6x12, puppy portrait in acrylic on canvasboard. Proceeds from the sale of this painting will go to the Oakland Pet Fund, dedicated to turning Oakland County ( into a euthanasia free community by 2010.

This pup's tag said she was 2 years old, yet her scrawny build led one to believe she was much younger than that. She had an honest and earnest face, the sort of dog that devotes itself to its family. I hope that she finds one by the year's end.

She was only one of dozens of dogs waiting to be adopted, and twice as many cats. It was so tough going into that shelter, knowing that we couldn't take them all home with us. Not even one. (Well, at least not last week.) You can view her and the other animals in waiting at .

Adoption isn't the only way you can help out. Consider donating your time. Picking up an extra cat toy or two. Or donating old leashes, collars, and blankets. Together we can all make a difference.

Inquiries on this painting may come to .

On another note altogether, the People's Choice voting is up on the Richeson Landscape & Exteriors exhibition I am a part of. I am not suggesting that you vote for my horse's butt painting, but that you at least visit the show (, and choose the landscape tab), jot down the title of your favorite painting, and then use this link - - to cast your vote. There's a host of other information on the site as well, for you dog-a-day readers who are also artists.

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

Kimberly Kelly Santini
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& 4-legged paintings
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