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.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008


"Inseparable: Keva and Sadie," 8" x 16", commissioned labrador retriever portraits, acrylic on canvasboard, private collection (THANK YOU!).

My client adopted Keva and Sadie from a lab rescue group. It was estimated that they were about 7 years old, and suspected littermates. Now closing in on 14, these two girls remain constantly together, loving life and all it brings their way.

When my client commissioned their portraits, I suggested the possibility of breaking one of my rules (that being only one dog per painting) in order to best accommodate their togetherness. She was very enthusiastic about the idea. And when I unveiled the painting to her, coincidentally Keva and Sadie were in the exact same positions as I had painted them, curled up together on a favorite rag rug. An example of life imitating art!

Besides painting, I am planning other activities behind the scenes. For one, I am thrilled to announce that I am a member of the exclusive creation team for the "Glory of Horses" project. This is a large mural that will be collectively worked on by a group of 170 international artists. The mural will touring horse events around the world for approximately three years. I will keep you posted as to where it will be and when, so that you may have a chance to view this spectacular artwork. Complete information about the project is available at its site: http://www.gloryofhorses.com/ - and rest assured that I will share my panel design with you in the coming weeks through the Painting a Dog a Day postings.

Thanks, as always, for your time in looking at and forwarding these paintings to friends and family,

Kim

Kimberly Kelly Santini
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