The bride’s mother had a favorite bridal portrait, and her daughter wanted to give her an unforgettable gift of her special day. The bright morning sun coming through the windows illuminates her stunning gown, anticipating the start of a new chapter of life in marriage. The bride wears a gold and diamond bracelet belonging to her grandmother. This bridal portrait uniquely communicates her personality and the uniqueness of her wedding.
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.