This little guy is a busy, active toddler who keeps his parents alert and on the move. He is so full of expression that his grandmother and I had to work really hard to get a photo of him sitting still! I love capturing this phase of a child’s life when their personalities really start to shine.
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.