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About the Artist



First and foremost, I am a Mom. This means I have eyes in the back of my head, spot on intuition, the patience of a saint and mountains of compassion. And let’s not forget the minivan.  (Update, a teenaged driver totalled said minivan (everyone is ok!), and I now drive a sedan, but it has plenty deep trunk with lots of space for artwork!!)

Conveniently, these are also all prerequisites for being an artist.

I have to see every single detail, interpret said details through your eyes, run them through my own filter, and then pick up the brushes and paint.

I am asked all the time “why do you paint?” Despite the frequency of this question, I have yet to come up with a particularly brilliant answer. 

I simply paint, I have always painted, because like breathing, I must.

I am wired this way.

Painting is much, much more than making a pretty picture. It is my livelihood. It is how I support my family. It is a passion I gratefully share with my students. It is how I give back to my community. It is an example to my kids (and others) to follow their dreams. It is also how I maintain my sanity (ok, that last point about my sanity has been questioned, just for the record).

I’ve got college degrees in art and art history, an extensive professional background in many different art arenas and some odder life experiences (like writing automobile owners manuals) that add up to who I am today. My work is widely and enthusiastically collected, sitting in corporate collections and homes around the world, and has been honored with a variety of wonderful awards.

I invite you to sign up to follow my daily pieces, stay in touch via social media, browse my portfolio, or visit my work in person. Then shoot me an email and share your thoughts.

I sincerely thank you for your time, your ideas, your business and your referrals.

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Thanks, as always, for following along with my art journey,
Warmly, Kim

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Kimberly Kelly Santini
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because our world needs more beauty
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Thanks, as always, for following along with my art journey,
Warmly, Kim