Brazilian Ranch

As we drove deeper into the Brazilian wilderness nearing the heart of the jungle, we would suddenly come upon an open field with dozens of white Brahman cattle grazing. I chose to emphasize the expanse of the sky and the horizontal lines of the field in a rare clearing where normally the vertical lines of the rain forest dominate.

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Oil on Canvas


6 x 6




Kristen Hess

Meet Kristen Hess

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.