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, February 28, 2008

"Mac Nap," 6" x 8", yellow lab dog portrait, acrylic on canvasboard, $199. Inquiries to .

Mac will celebrate his 15th birthday this year, which is a milestone, as he was hit by a car while sleeping on the sidewalk, and drug several blocks. Mac thinks he's a lap dog (all 80 pounds of him), has to be near his people all the time, loves to eat, enjoys a good nap (who doesn't?!), and has special talent in accomanying the harmonica. Watch out American Idol!

I posted the commissioned great dane portrait, which is almost completed. You can see the painting at (yes, another blog - one I started long before the dog-a-day project was born, where I share the progress of my larger scale portraits).

And I started right in on a new Tags, Toys & Treasures still life today. I can't wait to share it with you - this one has some very special objects I think a number of us cherished in our younger days.

Thank you to returning client Kathy Sebring ner purchase of a dog-a-day painting on my "adoptable" page ( There's a couple dozen paintings from the first 18 months of the project that remain unsold, and they are available at my old prices (meaning they are much less than my newer work is selling for).

Thanks as always for looking.
And for sharing these paintings with your friends and family.
I'll be back tomorrow,

PS As you make your weekend plans, don't forget to include the Detroit Kennel Club's Dog Show at Cobo Arena in Detroit. I'll be at the AKC booth Saturday and Sunday from 1-3.

Kimberly Kelly Santini
distinctive pet portraits
& 4-legged paintings
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