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.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

"Follow the Leader I," 8" x 16", acrylic on canvasboard, still life comprised of vintage Fisher Price dog figurines, $300 to the first interested buyer. As always, direct any inquiries directly to me at .

I've been setting my little dogs up in various patterns, lines, and designs. My son walked into the studio over the weekend and picked up a couple dogs from the still life table - "NO!" I yelped, as the other dogs did the domino effect thing (I had quite the train-line-up going on). He didn't know I was painting them! But I totally understood his intent, as I feel like a child myself when painting these.

In this composition I intentionally turned the last dog in line towards the viewer. His face, albeit plastic, engages the viewer, and pulls you into the painting far more so than if he were right in step behind the others. Will he follow them or take off in his own direction?

There will be many more Fisher Price dog paintings to come, so please stay tuned. I promise a flesh and blood dog for tomorrow, though. Well, rather, a painted version.

Thanks, as always, for your time,

Kimberly Kelly Santini
distinctive pet portraits
& 4-legged paintings
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