Perhaps the bold, bright red of this woman’s sari catches the eye first, but unfortunately that boldness is lost in the concern on her face. She is burdened with something, her soul remains disquieted for now as she peers into the distance for answers.
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.