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.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Mandalyn, Tuxedo Cat


"Blue Mandalyn", 6" x 12", tuxedo kitten portrait, acrylic on board, $359. Inquiries to ksantini@turtledovedesigns.com .

This is Mandalyn, a kitten I will be painting and blogging about regularly over the next few months. Mandalyn is under verterinarian care at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary (Kenab, Utah) for a variety of serious injuries. Her little body may be encased in plaster, but that hasn't dampened her spirit. You can read more about Mandalyn on the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary website - http://www.bestfriends.org/ - under the Guardian Angels section.

I don't know what it was about this kitten that spoke to me, but she spoke up loudly and clearly across the miles. And within a very short period of time, I was able to iron out a partnership with the staff at Best Friends, who welcomed my idea of painting Mandalyn regularly through her recovery. Every couple of weeks I'll share a new painting with you, and provide a little update on her progress as her body heals and she gets closer to finding a forever home.

Meanwhile, proceeds from all of the Mandalyn-inspired paintings will go to Best Friends. Perhaps you have seen their staff in motion via the National Geographic television program "Dog Town." Their website contains a host of testamonials about the quality of care and life altering support they consistantly provide for rescues, shelters and pet owners around the globe. I am hopeful that Mandalyn's paintings will touch a chord with the Dog-a-Day readers and allow me to continue to support and learn from this esteemed group.

Thanks, as always, for your time in looking at, and sharing, my paintings.
I'll be back tomorrow with a dog for you,
Kim


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