Before the Show

Inspired by the soft pastels of Degas in his ballerina works as well as the thick, bold paint of many Russian impressionists, this painting shows the texture of the ballerina’s ornate costume as she makes her last preparations before going on stage.

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Oil on Canvas


15 x 30


Kristen Hess

Meet Kristen Hess

Inspired by beautiful colors and light, Kristen’s artwork reflects the discoveries she makes in studying God’s creation. As a follower of Jesus, Kristen takes joy in internalizing and recreating the world around her. When Kristen is not painting, she may be cooking, enjoying life with her husband, playing any kind of games or sports, and daydreaming about traveling the world.