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.

Monday, April 14, 2008

At the tail end of June (the 28th and 29th to be exact), I will be a guest at the Shaggy Chic Boutique in Birmingham Michigan. This painting, "Baxter's Tartan Collar," is the first of several pieces being developed specifially for this event.

It seemed to make sense that the announcements and press releases include the store's resident pooches, of which Baxter is only 1/2 (can you imagine, a terrier only being 1/2 of anything?!). I am guessing that Baxter's snazzy collar also came from Shaggy Chic.

I'll be in the store (which is terribly wonderful if you have a soft spot for a furred one) the entire weekend,displaying my original artwork and accepting commissions for new dog-a-day portraits. You are welcome to bring your dog along since - weather permitting - I'll have my camera on hand to shoot reference photos (this will not be a typical portrait photo shoot - I work from candid, non-flash photos, and rely on Mother Nature's helping hand. The pics I shoot that day will be for use in developing future paintings.). I'll accept reservations for dog-a-day paintings, and also have a variety of original artwork and giclees for sale.

10% of my sales along with commissioned booked works that weekend will be donated to the Michigan Animal Rescue League ( This is a group I am very excited to work with, and one that the Shaggy Chic Boutique has patnered with in the past.

If you have any questions at all, please give the shop a call - 248-594-5599. They will be happy to provide specific hours, supply directions, answer any product questions (Finnigan recommends thes Mydogtoy items), get you on their mailing list and keep you informed as the date gets closer.

Which reminds me - if you are not on my mailing list (the old-fashioned snail one) now would be a great time to get yourself added! Send me an email ( with the subject line "Mailing list", and I'll get you keyed into the database asap. (If you have purchased in the past, you are already on my list.) I do postcard mailings at least 3 times per year (the last one I sent was a Valentine Boston Terrier), and try to keep everyone informed of events happening within their area.

Also, if you are interested in booking a dog-a-day commission, I suggest you step forward soon. The weekend events and shows where I connect with new clients are starting up in the coming weeks. I anticipate fielding many new inquiries and scheduling portraits during these times. I would love to give preferential treatment to those of you who have been following along all the time, hence this "heads up." FYI I am currently scheduling dog-a-days for the end of April 2009.

I do have a limited number of holiday spots for dog-a-days that are reserved for past clients. If you are considering a dog-a-day as a gift for a family member or friend, please speak up now ( so that I can get your project on my books. I hate having to say "no," but each year those coveted holiday slots get booked earlier and earlier. I hate even more asking you to plan your holiday gift giving when the snow is still fresh in our minds........

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

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

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