About the Author

Kimberly Santini
Blurbarian Since March 2008
Name Kimberly Santini
My Web Site www.KimberlySantini.com www.PaintingaDogaDay.com
Location Lake Orion, Michigan, United States
Gender Female
My Occupation visual artist, specializing in pet portraits
My Bio Artist Kimberly Kelly Santini typically focuses her creativity on painting and cooking and art journaling and teaching and dancing badly in front of her easel.

She is best known for her acclaimed daily painting commitment "Painting a Dog a Day," featuring a new pet portrait on a daily basis. She recently has ventured into painting vintage toys and young dancers along with a couple animals each week. 2013 marks the artist's 8th year of daily painting, and her blog continues to provide a candid peek the life or a working mom, animal advocate and artist.

Things I Don't Mind The World Knowing

Spoiler alert: I'm thinking my next book will be about...
I've got the three books out, but am knee deep in year five of daily paintings, so at least 2 more volumes similar to these others.

I'm also tossing around the idea of doing children's books, early readers, based on color and (dog) body parts.
Everyone needs to know about these authors and artists...
artists in no particular order: Juliet Harrison, Kathi Peters, Carol Marine, Karin Jurick, Julian Merrow-Smith, Elin Pendleton, Vianna Szabo, Sharon Will, Tasha Tudor, Virginia Vaughan, Richard Schmid, Casey Baugh, John Singer Sargent, Vincent Van Gogh, Wayne Thiebaud, Elizabeth St Hiliare Nelson, Teesha Moore, Lisa Daria

authors in no particular order: Jane Austin, AS Byatt, Sarah Dunant, Julie Powell (!), Joanne Harris, Sue Miller, Nigella Lawson, Julia Child, Garth Stein, Jane Smiley
This book is addictive. Read it. (At your own risk.)
The Swans Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova

This is a most excellent story, multiple threads of plots, woven together masterfully. And every character is an artist who simply wants to be better at their craft.