New York city is a magical place in the snow at Christmas time! This painting was from my first trip to the city. Shortly after arriving, it started snowing and within a couple hours, the ground was covered. We walked through Central Park and came upon the cutest holiday market, transformed by the snow into a picturesque scene. The warm yellow lights glow in the alleys of the market as well as from the windows of the busy skyscrapers shining through layers of snowfall.
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.