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, November 17, 2008

Susie Sheltie

"Susie Sheltie," 6" square, pet portrait of a Sheltie, acrylic on board, $249. Inquiries may come to


Susie is the other "make-up" portrait that goes along with Bubbles (from Sat). Susie made the cut because of the tremendous effort her current family put forth to rescue her. Susie was starving, matted and terrified, bandoned in an industrial area near an international airport. It took a crew of volunteers several hours in inclement weather to crate Susie, after which she was taken immediately under the wing of one family and whisked into veterinarian care.

Never daunted, the man who instigated all this (ironically, Susie bit him during the dramatic rescue) brought her without hesitation into his home and family, where she is now a beautiful and devoted companion. After Susie joined their family, they also became involved in Sheltie rescue, where they now assist with transports, opened their hearts and home to animals needing foster care, and help their group out with in-home visits.

I love hearing stories like this. Stories where incidents have spurred people into action, allowing them to reach out and make a difference. There are so many inspiring stories out there, and I especially love being able to bring them to the Painting a Dog a Day project. Thank you to Susie and her family for sharing their tale!

Just a reminder, I have an original painting on canvas that is listed on ebay right now. Ebay's also running a coupon for 10% off a purchase, up to $100 off (enter code CHOLIDAYNOV2008 at checkout). ( The auction ends tomorrow evening. This is my Dog-a-Day piece from October 10th - it's now available for purchase. "Fifty-Two Vignettes" is a painting on canvas inspired by 52 dog-a-day portraits - you can see it at The current price is a steal for one of my gallery stretched canvas originals (this is NOT a reproduction!).

Consider the opportunity for this sort of a deal my holiday gift to you - take a peek (item number 330285879451, seller id "turtledovedesigns", the tinyurl link above will take you right to the ebay listing), place a bid, and hold your breath!!

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

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