During springtime, the entire neighborhood park bursts with hundreds of green hues that have been hidden all winter long. Yellow flowers bloom along the shoreline of the pond, and the still water reflects the bright blue sky above.
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.