Source: Sherman Publications

Get your paint on Lake Orion!
Local artist sewing artistic seeds

by Gabriel L. Ouzounian

June 22, 2011

Kimberly Santini, local artist and philanthropist, helped spread the artistic seed when when she held a painting class at the Orion Art Center June 11.

Offering encouraging words in addition to technical support, Santini guided each class member individually, offering appropriate advice for each unique problem. The result was the production of six new works of art, and while not all of the members were happy with their painting, everyone saw their progress. Santiniís paintings are collected worldwide, and she specializes in painting animals. Yet she not only paints them - she donates to the betterment of their lives. Ten Percent of Santiniís gross sales go to animal welfare organizations, she volunteers at her local animal shelter and works in conjunction with a number of animal rescue programs.

For more information on Santini, visit For more information on theart center, visit

-- photostory by Gabe Ouzounain