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NEW PAINTING Majesty

  "Majesty," 50"x50"x1-1/2", acrylic and water solubles on a gallery wrapped canvas, perimeter painted to preclude the need to frame. The unstretched, rolled painting will be shipped in a tube and require restretching upon receipt.This piece is $5499 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. Returning collectors receive 10% off original artwork purchases. I accept paypal, personal checks and payment plans. Inquiries my always come   to me . I started this piece 3 weeks ago, initially thinking that it was going to help me explore religion, a concept I've been working up for about a year now. What I didn't expect was that in the final days of creating this lion, there would be a school shooting in the neighboring community, and the meaning of the entire painting would shift, at least for me. Now, in addition to my initial intentions, I see a sanctity of life and our inter-connectedness and a sort of reverence for simple presence. I'm curious what you a

NEW BOOK The Talisman

  I am really thrilled to offer you   this new publication   inspired by the Talisman paintings. Go ahead, click on the link and preview the pages!! This is a gem of a book, at 6"x9," 60 pages, featuring full color reproductions of selected pieces from the series to date. The reproductions are accompanied with plenty of white space to accommodate your own musings. It's affordable, at $22, which makes it easy to grab a couple for friends and add one copy for yourself. Use it as a diary. Use it as an art journal. Record your dreams. Meditate with the imagery. Find inspiration in the pages. Create a colorful table scape. It could double, too, as a coaster, in a pinch. I'm certain there's 100s of other ways this book can be appreciated. My   Real Time online students   are each receiving a copy along with a special prompt designed to help them further discovery of their own creative voices. Additionally, collectors who have directly purchased a painting from me since

HAPPY HOLIDAYS From the Studio

  How is it that we are staring at (American) Thanksgiving already? I truly can't wrap my brain around this yet, but I will admit to greatly enjoying decorating the house this last weekend, as we ready for kids and family in the coming weeks. This is our second holiday in this particular home, although I'm not sure that last year really counted, given that we moved mid-December and were still very much in a pre-vaccine pandemic, so we are making sure to enjoy and savor every ritual. If you have started on making your list and checking it twice (listmaking is one of my superpowers!), you may be looking for clever ideas to gift the creatives in your life. May I humbly suggest a few of my offerings: Holiday ornaments featuring my artwork   (just under $10). Every single image in my Pixels (aka FineArtAmerica) storefront can be ordered as an ornament or magnet. You want to navigate to the image you like, and the ornament option is under "Home Decor." (Did you also know th

NEW PAINTING Ladybug

  "Ladybug," 24"x30"x1-1/2", acrylic and water solubles on a cradled wooden panel. This piece is $999 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. And thank you so much for your interest in my artwork. Returning collectors receive 10% off original artwork purchases. I accept paypal, personal checks and payment plans. Inquiries my always come   to me . A ladybug somehow got in my car a couple weeks back, and was crawling up my arm. I pulled over to let her go safely. I've been hiding her in paintings ever since, but today she declared that she wanted to be the star. Who am I to argue with a good luck omen? Thanks, as always, for following along on my painting journey, Be well, Fondly, Kim

NEW PAINTING Equinox

  "Equinox," 30"x24", acrylic and water solubles on panel, This piece is $899 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. And thank you so much for your interest in my artwork. Returning collectors receive 10% off original artwork purchases. I accept paypal, personal checks and payment plans. Inquiries my always come   to me . There's lucky rabbit's feet tucked into this painting for a mild winter (I sure hope I haven't jinxed us!).  Thanks, as always, for following along on my painting journey, Be well, Fondly, Kim

NEW PAINTING Autumn

  "Autumn," 24"x18"x1-1/2", acrylic and water solubles on cradled panel, with the image painted around the sides so no need to frame, This piece is $849 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. And thank you so much for your interest in my artwork. Returning collectors receive 10% off original artwork purchases. I accept paypal, personal checks and payment plans. Inquiries my always come   to me . This sweet girl is inspired by a dream I had several nights ago, and my rescued rabbit Gertie was the willing model. In the dream I had an awakening of sorts, where I recognized my role as a nurturer. I found that intriguing given the reading I've been doing of late (Robin Wall Kimmerer, Suzanne Simard, Linda Hogan and Richard Powers' The Overstory), and the intrinsic idea that we give back (to the earth) prior to respectfully and reverently taking for ourselves.  In a nod to the seasonal shift and daylight savings time, too, I painted Autumn filled with her m

NEW PAINTING Borealis

  "Borealis," 24"x18"x1-1/2", inspired by the raccoon I met in my yard a couple weeks ago.  She (the painting, not the coon!) is 24"x18"x1-1/2", acrylic on cradled panel, with the image painted around the sides so no need to frame, This piece is $849 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. And thank you so much for your interest in my artwork. Returning collectors receive 10% off original artwork purchases. I accept paypal, personal checks and payment plans. Inquiries my always come   to me . There's something about the magic of a moonlit walk under the expanse of the sky that this painting seems to sum up quite well. Additionally, because Raccoon teaches the universal law of giving back, there is a benevolence to this painting and a gentle nudge to go make something better for someone. And..... in a nod to the blue jay feathers I found earlier this week, there's a feather painted on the left hand edge of Borealis to help one speak their

NEW PAINTING Hyacinth

  "Hyacinth," 50"x50"x1-1/2", acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas, $5499 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. Note that this piece will ship rolled and the buyer will need to re-stretch it upon receipt. Returning collectors receive 10% off original artwork purchases. I accept paypal, personal checks and payment plans. Inquiries my always come   to me . I dreamt of a giant, hulking bear. I should have been afraid of her dark shape looming over me, but instead, I felt nothing but peace and awe. We sat together, her at my back, and marveled at the vastness of the sky, communicating without words. Her breath was warm on my back as she revealed how endless the skies used to feel, and that the trees would sing to it as their leaves budded, opened, then turned autumnal colors and dropped to the ground. It was a never ending orchestra, punctuated with the smell of fresh cut grass. And worms, even though it wasn't raining. We were sitting in a park like space toge

NEW PAINTING Old Growth

"Old Growth," 24"x30", acrylic on panel, $899 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. Returning collectors receive 10% off original artwork purchases. I accept paypal, personal checks and payment plans. Inquiries my always come   to me . I went on vacation over the weekend. A getaway that involved airports and a change of climate and unplugging. I was a little hesitant to go, yes because of germs, but also for fear of interrupting the creative momentum I had built up. What I didn't expect was the sheer joy of being in a new space with new things to see and experience and taste. Not having my never ending to do list rattling around in my head. Choosing my mental stimuli with my eyeballs and intentions rather than being fed via a newsfeed. Fresh air. More fresh air.  And returning to the studio with a clear mind. Which, actually, allowed that momentum to pick up and gather speed without any speed bumps at all. So this piece comes to you courtesy of trees draped w

NEW PAINTING A Drop of Golden Sun

  "A Drop of Golden Sun," 48"x24"x1", acrylic on gallery wrap canvas, image painted around the sides, $2199 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. Scroll below for detail images. Returning collectors receive 10% off original artwork purchases. I accept paypal, personal checks and payment plans. Inquiries my always come   to me . Continuing to explore the generations of deer that have lived in my small corner of the world. Their history is locked into the rings of the towering pines, and the fall breeze whispers of ancient stories as it tiptoes in. Thanks, as always, for following along on my painting journey, Be well, Fondly, Kim

NEW PAINTING The Grove

  "The Grove," 36"x48"x1", acrylic on gallery wrap canvas, image painted around the sides, $2699 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. Returning collectors receive 10% off original artwork purchases. I accept paypal, personal checks and payment plans. Inquiries my always come   to me . After   painting the owl   who visited me last week, I thought I would see about capturing the herd of deer that bed down in the back of our yard. There was a doe and three half grown fawns/yearlings out there the other morning, the air was hazy and silent, and I got to wondering how many generations of deer had grown up in this small corner of the world. As we approach one year in our new home (how is that even possible?!), I feel such a deep connection to the land. Every window provides a unique view and the property abounds with awe and delight. It's rekindled my childhood love of being outdoors and reveling in the many miracles of Mother Earth. And that has been showin

Reproductions Now Available

  Kimberly Kelly Santini   artist, instructor, daydreamer As per usual, I set up my paintings for reproductions and other items (like puzzles and tapestries, and yes, now there are iPhone 13 cases) once the original sells. These five recent pieces are - or will be shortly - on their way to new homes. Meanwhile, for those of you who have asked about prints, here you go! It's all right here. (work is organized by subject matter - most recently uploaded imagery can be found in the "New to Fine Art America" collection) Thanks, as always, for following along on my painting journey, And special thanks to the collectors who made this offering of new work in reproduction form happen so very quickly! Be well, Fondly, Kim

NEW PAINTING Rush Right Through Me

  "Rush Right Through Me," 24" x 36" x 1-1/2", acrylics and water solubles on cradled panel, sold (thank you so very much). Reproductions of this piece and other recently sold Talisman paintings will be available soon. Please watch your email for a direct link. Meanwhile, questions and whatnot may come   to me . Last weekend I encountered an owl, and it was quite profound. It didn't take her long to land on my easel. Or to find a home, for that matter. I should be surprised, though. Owls are deeply magical. Now I'm off to try my hand at a whitetailed fawn, one of several that have been visiting us over the summer months. I want to get her little speckled butt painted before all the spots melt away into the snow. Thanks, as always, for following along on my painting journey, Be well, Fondly, Kim

NEW PAINTING Everything

  "Everything," 50" x 50" x 2", acrylics and water solubles on gallery wrapped canvas, sold (thank you and a very warm welcome to my newest collector). Reproductions of this piece and other recently sold Talisman paintings will be available next week. Please watch your email for a direct link. Meanwhile, questions and whatnot may come   to me . "Wolf medicine empowers the teacher within us all to come forth and aid the children of Earth in understanding the Great Mystery and life." Jamie Sams & David Carson in "Medicine Cards." This piece was inspired by my previous wolf painting   "Too Much to Hold." I wondered what that wolf would look like if she had more breathing room about her. So I set out to learn. The angle of their faces and intensity of their gaze is the same, but that's about it. This larger painting took on a life of her own right away - first the inner glow emanating from her heart, then the tree canopy spread

A review of The Talisman Paintings

  The painting I feel started this series of work off back in March 2020, this is "Totem." If you click on the image, you'll get redirected to   a video short   outlining the paintings that have come about since she showed up on my easel. So I like to review my body of work periodically. It's a great learning tool. It gives me a chance to revisit the paintings with hindsight and the benefit of new knowledge. I also get to see them collectively as opposed to the individual focus that happens as I'm painting them. A couple weeks ago I made   this video   outlining the progression of The Talisman paintings. I don't know how many works are technically part of the series, but there is a significant number, and not all of them are in this video. It's important to also clarify that this isn't a promotional video for my art - it's a tool to help me analyze what I did ok on and the areas where I could have done better (or at least differently). It will also

NEW PAINTING Past, Present, Future

  "Past, Present and Future," 24x30, acrylics on panel, $899 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. Please take note that there will be a delay of several weeks with respect to shipping her out. I accept paypal, personal checks, and payment plans, and collectors always receive a 10% discount. Inquiries may come  to me . Birds have been showing up in my dreams lately, mass numbers of them in my yard (and not the migratory kind), and I'm finding feathers everywhere. With my kids off adulting on their own, we are hearing the phrase "empty nest" quite a bit, along with "flew the coop" and all sorts of other flying references to them out in the world. So I suppose it was just a matter of time before birds ended up on my easel. For those of you who follow me on FB, too, do you recognize the pink dahlia that I've been tracking this last month? My first one grown from scratch (although she was gifted to me, and I didn't literally do that starting par

NEW PAINTING Meant to Be

  "Meant to Be," 24x30, acrylics on panel, $899 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. Please take note that there will be a delay of several weeks with respect to shipping her out. I accept paypal, personal checks, and payment plans, and collectors always receive a 10% discount. Inquiries may come  to me . I know what intentions I poured into this painting, but I'm curious to hear what sort of read or narrative you get from her. How does she make you feel? what other things move you in that way? do you have a personal story that relates to what's happening in this piece? Thank you in advance for sharing your thoughts with me. (Also, my online students are getting a time lapse video with voice over addressing this piece's process. You can join us for as little as $15/month, which also unlocks similar content for my last year's worth of painting and studio activity. Learn more   here .) And thanks, as always, for following along on my painting journey, Be wel

NEW PAINTING Red

  "Red," 24x36x1-1/2, acrylics on cradled panel, image painted around the side, $1899 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. I accept paypal, personal checks, and payment plans, and collectors always receive a 10% discount. Inquiries may come  to me . I am particularly fascinated with a fox's ability to dissolve into their surroundings. I imagine that is much how Native Americans moved through the woods, too, silently, without being noticed. It seems to me that the less intrusive one is to their surroundings in nature, the more deeply one can be connected. And that's what this painting is about - how, through the centuries of time on earth, we are all bits of each other. We are literally connected via the most basic shared building blocks - the elements on this earth - simply recycled and reborn in other cells. I also really dig the idea that my spirit guide (the fox) is made up of sky, earth and fire. That makes her even more powerful, her ability to shift form as

NEW PAINTING Too Much to Hold

"Too Much to Hold," 24x20x1-1/2, acrylics on cradled panel, image painted around the side, $999 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. I accept paypal, personal checks, and payment plans, and collectors always receive a 10% discount. Please note that there will be a delay in shipping this painting, as I wish to spend some quality time with her, learning and developing new works. Inquiries may come  to me .   When you dream all night about finishing a remarkable painting, and then get to wake up and actually do so, while still in your jammies. Yup, perfect day. This is “Too Much to Hold.” I borrowed her title from  Sarah Morris ’ song   Between Here and There . I love to listen to music while I paint - it helps me fall into my flow and keeps me physically moving (I paint standing up). My playlist has over 1000 songs, randomly shuffled, and every so often the lyrics or melody to something connects deeply with what’s on my easel, like this song did. The song is utterly brillia

NEW PAINTING Dahlia

  "Dahlia," 24x30, acrylics on panel, thickly textured paint, $899 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. I accept paypal, personal checks, and payment plans, and collectors always receive a 10% discount. Inquiries may come  to me . I have been tending a handful of new (to me) dahlia plants, gifted by a dear friend in the spring. She is a dahlia master, with rows upon rows of dinnerplate sized blooms. I have always deeply admired these plants, and have been so excited to have a couple of my own to study and work from. Buds have set, and one is a delightful gold green with hints of pink. I have no idea what this particular plant will look like when open, but I used that color combo, which thrilled me, as the basis for this painting. I was also thinking about trees and their root systems, how stems and foliage are sort of the inverse of that. These sorts of thoughts are the seeds of paintings to come, allowing my mind to make connections and ask all sorts of "what if'

NEW PAINTING Glory

  Kimberly Kelly Santini   paintings with soul because our world needs more beauty   "Glory," 24x36x1-1/2, acrylics on a gallery wrapped canvas, image painted around the sides so there is no need to frame. Glory is $1899 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. Collectors always receive a 10% discount. Inquiries may come  to me . The deep plums in here sing alongside the ocher-y yellows. This painting grabs your attention from across the room and reels you in until your nose is mere inches away from the surface. And the best part of this? there's no museum guard who's going to ask you to step back. Glory would be glorious in any setting that invites joy and delight. Thanks for following along on my painting journey, Be well, Fondly, Kim

NEW PAINTING Corsage

  "Corsage," 20x30x1-1/2, acrylics and water solubles (sealed behind varnish) on a gallery wrapped canvas, priced at $999 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. Collectors always receive a 10% discount. Inquiries may come  to me . After many years of being told I should be more proactive in using drawing applications to inform my paintings, I am finally testing the waters. It's been fun to digitize ideas as resources. I've also enjoyed building new digital concepts overtop images of other paintings, which is pretty much what I've been literally doing with paint recently, too, but with less of a commitment, because I can always hit the "undo" button. And I've not used up $20 worth of paint in the process. Making digital art* doesn't enthrall me as much as the actual painting process does, but I can see now how much of an utterly fantastic tool digital drawing is. Yup, I'm late to the party. I'd like to think I am fashionably late, lol! T

Daisy's in the house - and could be headed to yours!

  After summering at The Anton Art Center as part of the Detroit Society of Women Painters and Sculptors exhibition "Here Comes the Sun," "Daisy" is back in the studio and available for purchase. She is generously sized 30"x30"x2-1/2 and a little larger than life (as should any creature with a powerful inner glow and veils of fresh flowers), acrylics and water solubles (sealed behind varnish) on museum quality panel, priced at $1899 plus s&h. Collectors always receive a 10% discount. Inquiries may come  to me . And "Daisy" is accompanied by "Bare Branches," "Confidante" and "The Torch Bearer." These four paintings were enjoyed by Detroit area gallery goers this summer, and now they are ready to settle into a more permanent setting. Scroll down for the details - and photos - for these lovelies looking for permanent homes. "Bare Branches," (bear)  24"x36"x1-1/2", acrylics and water solubles

NEW PAINTING Trillium

  "Trillium," 24"x30"x1-1/2, acrylics on gallery wrapped canvas, sides painted so there is no need to frame, $999 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. Inquiries may always come  to me . This painting was a long time coming - I started her back in March, and she went through several renditions before I was able to figure things out. But she was patient, and I finally was able to tune out the rest of the world (including myself) and let her show up. I have been thinking a lot lately about how we all are interconnected. How all the organisms in the world are literally just remixes of older stuff, of all that's come before us. The line work - the roots, if you want to call them that - in my paintings are a nod to this vein of thought. We can't always see those pathways, but they are there on so very many levels. Thanks so much for following along with my art journey!! I'm off now to connect myself to some dinner! Be well, Fondly, Kim