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.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Walker (Boxer Study)," 6" x 8", commissioned pet portrait, acrylic on board, private collection (THANK YOU!).

Walker was a rescue. Abused by his first owners, Walker was in foster care when he got sight of his new "Mom" across the way. She was visiting her friend, who lived next door to Walker's foster home. Her visits were longer stays, and several months apart, as she had to travel a distance to visit her friend. Each time she showed up, Walker glued himself to her side. She debated adopting him, but had concerns because of another dog already at home (you'll meet Sadie tomorrow). After serveral visits, Walker seemed to understand her indecision, and sat patiently by her car as she was packing to leave. This time she did not waver in her decision to leave without him, although it was so tough. Three months later she returned, specifically to bring him home. She arrived late at night, and there he was, waiting in her friend's driveway. He knew all along she would come back. Just for him.

Moral of the story: Boxers tend to get their way in the end!

The sale of Walker's painting benefits Best Friends Animal Sanctuary ( in Utah.

Thanks, as always, for looking.
And for forwarding these stories and paintings on to your family and friends,
See you tomorrow!

Kimberly Kelly Santini
distinctive pet portraits
& 4-legged paintings
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