Brazilian Girl 1

This is the first painting I ever did of a child I met and played with while visiting Brazil. When I caught this candid shot, I was moved by the emotion in her eyes. The softness of her features and pinkness of her cheeks, ears, and lips emphasize her innocence.

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Oil on Canvas


11 x 14


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.