The striking beauty of this woman is undeniable. She has soft, rounded features, yet her eyes still pierce deep. She is beautiful and bold in her textiles, complimenting both the warm and cool notes of her skin tone.
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.