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 16, 2015

Win This Painting

"Shelter Tabby," 5" x 7", acrylics on museum quality panel, depicting a lovely gray tabby (of course, those who have painted with me will know that gray is never really gray - there's lots of color there!). This painting is being given away to support my local shelter - please read below for details.

The Princess and I visited our shelter last week to drop off a donation.

We were saddened to learn that they were at full capacity with cats. And there were so many wonderful kitties there, all ages, colors and sizes, happy to be played with and loved on. There was a crew of regular volunteers grooming and nurturing and letting us know about personalities/etc, and we enjoyed ourselves for over an hour.

Of course we fell in love with a couple residents. It's impossible NOT to. We can't bring any more pets into our household (we are at capacity here too) but we decided we could still help out by sponsoring a couple cats and raising money. Which leads me to my next point.

See the painting above? She's a colorful and content tabby cat, 5" x 7", which is a standard size that will fit into a simple frame (or look quite wonderful tucked into something custom) and bring a sense of calm where ever you might tuck it. She also would be an insanely wonderful gift for that cat lover on your list. She's ready to take up a quiet residence some place special. It might be your home...... it could be your home - read on!

For every $5 donation made to the Oakland Pet Adoption Center using their online portal, I will put your name in for a chance to win this painting. Yup, you read that right - every $5 you donate will get you a chance to win. Donate $5, get a chance. Donate $20, get 4 chances. See where I'm going?

I'm gonna raise the bar, though, and make it even better. For every $50 donation made to the Oakland Pet Adoption Center using their online portal, I will put your name in for a chance to win a custom 5" x 7" pet portrait valued at $399. Donate $50, get a chance at a custom portrait. ($50 donations earn one chance at the custom portrait, so if you are donating $50 but prefer (10)$5 chances for the kitty painting, please send your email receipt with the subject line of $5 OPAC donation).

So it's pretty simple - make a donation online by next Friday at midnight (that's the 20th) using the specified links. VERY IMPORTANT - Forward a copy of your donation receipt to me at with the appropriate subject line - either "$5 OPAC donation" or "$50 OPAC donation." I will acknowledge that I have gotten your email, and my response will include how many chances you have and for which prize. Winners will be announced on Monday the 23rd.

More official rules: By entering, you acknowledge that you are at least 18 years old and you agree to pay any applicable taxes/shipping costs. Unlimited entries per household. Chances of winning entirely dependent upon total number of entries received. Each entry will be acknowledged as detailed above via email sent from Sponsor is not responsible for lost or undelivered emails. All entries due by midnight EST Friday, November 20th, 2015. Winners announced on Monday, November 23rd, 2015.

If you aren't comfortable supporting my shelter, I do understand. Or if you are unable to make a donation, I get that too. I do encourage you all, though, to reach out to your local shelter and see what they might need. It's easy to make a difference without breaking the bank. Old towels/blankets? toys? collars/leashes? volunteers? Whatever you can spare will make a difference.

Thanks for helping out homeless pets.

And thanks, as always, for following along with my artwork,
Warmly, Kim 

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