A Poised Position

The couple hits a striking pose, and we get an inside look as if we are on the stage with the dancers. The female ballerina leans into the stage lights, relying on her partner’s carefully places hands to steady her balance. The angles of the dancers’ arms and legs guide the eye throughout the entire canvas.

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Oil on Canvas


24 x 36




Kristen Hess

Meet Kristen Hess

Little Rock native Kristen Hess has been taken captive by the rich colors and thick textures of oil paints since 2005. Her work combines the effect of light on her subjects with expressive brushstrokes, creating movement and depth in her pieces. Her representational style along with an extensive background in drawing come together with the atmospheric colors of the impressionists to create paintings that capture the emotion of the place or subject.