Serenità, Italian for “serenity,” perfectly describes the warm haze hovering above the motionless waters of the Ticino River. The boats are still anchored, and only one person has ventured out on the river walk to see if any fish will bite this early in the morning. The pastel yellows and grayish greens are a warm invitation for this man to start his day in the stillness, beauty and hope of a new day dawning.

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Oil on Canvas


24 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.