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.

Friday, May 02, 2008

Two Horses

FROM TOP: "Hey, You!," 6" x 8", equine portrait in acrylic on canvasboard, custom framed in beautifully detailed wood molding, $279; "Buckskin," 4" x 5", equine portrait in acrylic on canvasboard, not for sale. Inquiries to .

"Hey, You!" is from a photo my then 8 year old son took while accompanying me on a photo shoot. I do like the perspective, which was his literal point of view while this stallion towered above and zoomed in to lip the camera lens. It must've smelled of peppermints! My son negotiated a pint of ice cream as payment for copyright permission to paint from his photo. He's a kid after my own heart! And it never hurts to learn copyright respect at an early age!

"Buckskin" is an early birthday gift for a dear friend, Juliet Harrison. She's a brilliant equine photographer (you can see her work at , generous with her ideas, always willing to hear mine, and never hesitates to set me straight. This is a portrait of her Doc, from photos she sent me years ago. She was shocked that I still had them. Hhmmm.... does that mean she thinks my studio is a disaster area?!

Thank you to returning clients Liz Yeats and Molly Landers, each of whom added one of yesterday's paintings to their collections.

Next week I'll be painting dogs and cats from the Oakland Pet Adoption Center, my local shelter here in the northern Detroit area. Proceeds from the sale of these paintings will go to the Oakland Pet Fund, a nonprofit group dedicated to making Oakland County an euthanasia free and no more homeless pets community by 2010. They provide free and low-cost spay and neuter clinics, affordable quality pet care, and offer training assistance to help families control pets' behavior. You can learn more about them at .

Thanks, as always, for sharing these paintings and stories with your friends and family.
Enjoy your weekend!

Kimberly Kelly Santini
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