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.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008


"Demi," 6" x 8", chocolate lab PAWS service dog portrait, $199 to the first buyer. Inquiries to ksantini@turtledovedesigns.com .


"Larkin," 4" x 6", black lab PAWS service dog portrait. Inquiries to ksantini@turtledovedesigns.com.

I cannot imagine nurturing and loving a puppy for a full year, only to have to give him/her back. But that's what these foster families do. And they cannot wait to do it again, either.

Overwhelmingly these individuals/families (even teens - Demi was raised by a teenager!) find comfort in knowing that "their dog" will make a significant difference in someone's life. They say their tearful goodbyes, and begin to look forward, toward the next one and another opportunity. Meanwhile, the foster parents are updated on the progress "their dog" makes in training, and often form friendships with the person who eventually receives "their dog" as a service dog.

It's a gift that goes beyond most everything I've experienced in my life. I have so much respect for the community of volunteers that work with Paws With a Cause. You can read more about their mission at http://www.pawswithacause.org/. And meanwhile, proceeds from the sale of the above 2 paintings will be donated to PAWS in the purchaser's name.

Thank you to returning collector Lynn Weiss, who purchased Cooley II after my client chose #1 for her own.

Thanks, as always, for looking and forwarding and sharing the Painting a Dog a Day project. Our community of readers continues to grow, and I am grateful that my work has touched a chord in so many of your hearts.
Be back tomorrow (along with freezing rain, sleet and snow that we're supposed to get!),
Kim

Kimberly Kelly Santini
http://www.turtledovedesigns.com/
distinctive pet portraits
& 4-legged paintings

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