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 07, 2008

"Nino," 4" x 6", husky mix pet portrait, acrylic on canvasboard, $115. $22 from the sale of Nino's portrait will be donated to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kenab Utah. Inquiries may come to .


Nino has been at Best Friends 10 years now. He shows aggression towards other dogs and did bite someone, although he loves people. I love his deep fur and the smoky whiskers - he has the knowledge of a kindly old gentleman in his eyes.

"Simba," 4" x 8", beagle mix dog portrait, acrylic on canvasboard. $26 from the sale of Simba's portrait will be donated to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kenab Utah. Inquiries again may come to me at .

Simba came to Best Friends from an overcrowded and understaffed shelter in New York, where circumstances provided very little contact with humans or other dogs. Since her arrival she has been busy learning socialization skills, and is starting to comprehend trust. All this after just about a month of proper care and attention.

A special thank you to Best Friends staff photographers Gary Kalpakoff and Sarah Ause for sharing their photographs and allowing me to create portraits from them.

Those of you searching for a last minute Valentine, don't forget that I have several heart shaped dog tag paintings available for purchase. You can view them on the Painting a Dog a Day blog ( from January 29th.

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

Kimberly Kelly Santini
distinctive pet portraits
& 4-legged paintings
come. sit. stay.
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