Clouds in the Desert

⁠As striking as the southwest mesa mountains are, sometimes the vastness of the sky takes the spotlight. In this painting, I marveled at the clouds traveling across the desert taking many unique shapes and reflections of the surrounding landscape.

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Oil on Canvas


20 x 20




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.