This painting shows a view of the Arkansas River as it runs through the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. The pinks of the mountains at sunset contrast with the fresh greens of the trees along the river.
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.